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18 Chocolate and Coconut Recipes — What a Sweet Pair!

Confession: I’m not a big fan of chocolate.

While I don’t necessarily dislike it, I’m never one to grab a bar of chocolate for a snack, or choose a slice of chocolate cake for dessert.

That said, I LOVE chocolate when combined with other flavors.

Chocolate and malt (Whoppers, anyone?)

Chocolate and cereal (cannot resist a Crunch bar — ever)

And my very favorite: chocolate and coconut.

Although they are both rich and sweet, I find that the two together are incredibly satisfying. And apparently I’m not alone — I’ve got some amazing sweet treats here that highlight this dynamic duo, and if you’ve got a valentine (or two) that feels the same, why don’t you whip one up for them?

  • Chocolate and Coconut Rules! 1 of 19
    chocolate and coconut

    From cookies to candies, granola to ice pops — it seems that this dynamic flavor duo works in just about anything you can dream up!

  • White Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies 2 of 19
    babble white chocolate chip coconut cookies

    Flaky coconut and sweet white chips flavor these rich dark chocolate cookies.

    Read how on Babble

  • Vegan Chocolate Coconut Bars 3 of 19
    babble vegan chocolate coconut layered fudge bars

    Healthy fudge bars? These vegan no-bake bars are filled with antioxidant-rich raw cacao powder and nibs, bananas, unsweetened raw coconut shreds, and virgin coconut oil, so you can feel good about indulging!

    Read how on Babble

  • Samoa Popcorn 4 of 19
    babble samoa popcorn

    All of the ingredients in those iconic Girl Scout cookies — toasted coconut, caramel, and dark chocolate — drizzled over freshly popped popcorn. Movie night never had it so good!

    Read how on Babble

  • White Chocolate Coconut Macaroons 5 of 19
    babble white chocolate coconut macaroons

    Rich, sweet and chewy — these gluten-free macaroons with white chocolate contain just a few simple ingredients. Garnish with fresh raspberries for a lovely presentation!

    Read how on Babble

  • Chocolate Coconut "Sputniks" 6 of 19
    babble chocolate coconut sputniks

    These no-bake cookies are easily adapted — you can add dried fruits, nuts, or seeds to the brown sugar-chocolate-oat mixture, or even some crushed dry cereal for crunch.

    Read how on Babble

  • No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Cookies 7 of 19
    babble no-bake cookies with chocolate and coconut

    Though rich and decadent — thanks to oats, peanut butter, coconut and chocolate chips — these easy no-bake cookies come together quickly enough for a weekday after-school snack!

    Read how on Babble

  • Homemade Mounds and Almond Joy Bars 8 of 19
    homemade mounds and almond joy bars

    Homemade is always better, right? And you won't believe how easy it is to make your own (utterly delicious) version of these beloved candy bars!

    Read how on Babble

  • Chocolate Chip Coconut Blondies 9 of 19
    spoonful chocolate chip coconut blondies

    Standard chocolate chip blondies get an upgrade, courtesy of shredded coconut!

    Read how on Spoonful

  • Caramel Coconut Chocolate Puppy Chow 10 of 19
    spoonful caramel coconut and chocolate puppy chow

    Puppy chow gets the coconut-chocolate treatment too, plus a luscious drizzle of caramel — yes, please!

    Read how on Spoonful

  • German Chocolate Cookies 11 of 19
    spoonful german chocolate cookies

    If you love German chocolate cake then you will love these cookies, filled with all the familiar ingredients - pecans, chocolate and coconut!

    Read how on Spoonful

  • Chocolate Coconut Granola 12 of 19
    spoonful peanut butter and chocolate granola

    For a more decadent take on granola, try this version, made with peanut butter, cocoa powder, chopped nuts and coconut!

    Read how on Spoonful

  • Chocolate Chip Coconut Energy Bars 13 of 19
    spoonful chocolate chip coconut energy bars

    Sweet and indulgent, yet healthy and nutritious — you can feel good about giving your kids these no-bake bars, packed with dates, nuts and coconut.

    Read how on Spoonful

  • Crunchy Nut Clusters 14 of 19
    spoonful crunchy nut clusters

    These fun little clusters are totally customizable — choose your nut, choose your chocolate and mix it all up for a fast, delicious treat!

    Read how on Spoonful

  • Samoas 15 of 19
    donuts dresses and dirt samoas

    For some, chocolate and coconut means one thing — Girl Scout Samoa cookies! If that's you, then you must make this D.I.Y. version!

    Read how at Donuts, Dresses and Dirt

  • Almond Joy Cookies 16 of 19
    i heart eating flourless almond joy cookies

    All the flavors of an Almond Joy, baked up into these chewy-crispy, gluten-free cookies!

    Image and recipe courtesy of I Heart Eating

  • Chocolate Coconut Quinoa Granola 17 of 19
    beard and bonnet chocolate chip toasted coconut quinoa granola

    This granola is utterly decadent, courtesy of chocolate chips and toasted coconut. Yet it's also packed with protein and vitamin-rich ingredients like quinoa, pecans, oats and flax seed. Talk about win-win! 

    Image and recipe courtesy of Beard and Bonnet

  • Caramel Coconut "Kiss" Cookies 18 of 19
    shugary sweets caramel coconut kiss cookies

    These inventive little cookies are actually baked in a mini-tart pan — with a surprise kiss inside each one!

    Image and recipe courtesy of Shugary Sweets

  • Chocolate Covered Toasted Coconut Pops 19 of 19
    an edible mosaic chocolate covered toasted coconut popsicles

    I might not be able to wait till summer to try these luscious looking chocolate coconut pops!

    Image and recipe courtesy of An Edible Mosaic

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