Chocolate Coconut Granola Bark (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Chocolate Coconut Granola Bark (V+GF): Richly indulgent, heavenly chocolate covered coconut granola enrobed in a thick layer of chocolate.

Okay, so I’m pretty much just too excited about this recipe! (Note that it required A LOT of restraint to only include one exclamation point in the aforementioned sentence). Okay, what the heck: !!!!!!!

Alright, so if you’ve checked out Monday’s post, you know that it’s officially Beaming Baker Chocolate Week ‘round these parts (nope, still haven’t come up with a cleverer name. Cleverer is a weird word, isn’t it?) Well, seeing as how you, charming you, is part of the inner BB circle, I’ve got to tell you all about the origin story of my Chocolate Coconut Granola Bark.

Once upon a time…

There was a very harried lady who found herself tossing and turning in bed all night. You see, she had just taken her chocolate coconut almond granola and revamped the jellybeans out of it into the Chocolate Lovers Lifetime Members Only approved Chocolate Covered Coconut Granola. Parades were had, chocolate lovers reunited.

Chocolate Coconut Granola Bark (V+GF): Richly indulgent, heavenly chocolate covered coconut granola enrobed in a thick layer of chocolate. #Vegan #GlutenFree

But, something was missing. Something even better.

So, between nightmares about burnt chocolate, mis-scheduled blogposts, and fistfights with scheduling apps, she dreamed something good. Oh, and it became apparent that scheduling was her worst enemy. EVER.

I mean, it was really good. The dream. Not the scheduling.

Suddenly, with a frantic toss of the covers (which startled her wrinkled, yet still knightly Erik), she jumped up and out of bed. The kindly Erik, used to these kinds of night movements/machinations, immediately waited and readied himself for said revelation.

She said, very smartly, “Why don’t we pour the granola over a bunch of chocolate?!?!?”

Chocolate Coconut Granola Bark (V+GF): Richly indulgent, heavenly chocolate covered coconut granola enrobed in a thick layer of chocolate. #Vegan #GlutenFree

The beaming baker then eloquently added, “Like, just put in more chocolate! Wouldn’t that be hella good???”

Erik immediately jumped up himself, rattling the already questionably stable/unstable bedframe purchased on discount off of Amazon, earning himself an otherwise useless in-the-dark glare from the beaming baker. He announced with even more eloquence, “YASSSSSSSSSSS!!!”

And a scholarly, “DUUUUUUUUDE!!!”

Then, almost immediately, these two crazy perfectly reasonable and rational “adults” fell like toppled Jenga pieces back into bed. And fast asleep.

Then dreamed of chocolate lampposts and rivers of candy… all night long.

The End.

Author’s Note

I hereby dedicate this Chocolate Coconut Granola Bark to my wonderful readers, who are much less crazy than I and managed to make it this far down the post. Erik and I thank you for your non-judgmental ways. 😉

Chocolate Coconut Granola Bark (V+GF): Richly indulgent, heavenly chocolate covered coconut granola enrobed in a thick layer of chocolate. #Vegan #GlutenFree

*Closes dusty fairytale book*

And with that my friends, the Chocolate Coconut Granola Bark was born. I mean, who doesn’t want already chocolate covered granola to be taken to the next level with glossy, beautiful, Life Is Just Right chocolate bark?

This Chocolate Coconut Granola Bark is:

  • cool because it has a story
  • gonna satisfy so many chocolate cravings you didn’t even know existed
  • vegan and gluten free
  • rich, and dance-in-your-seat crunchy
  • melt-in-your-mouth good
  • fun for people who like breaking things… ‘cuz, ya know… bark

And just in case you’re craving non-chocolate-ified granola, check out this amazingly simple and easy gluten free granola from my friend Cindy at Vegetarian Mamma. YUM!

So whatcha waitin’ for? It’s almost the weekend, you deserve something this good. Don’t you think? 🙂

Chocolate Coconut Granola Bark (V+GF): Richly indulgent, heavenly chocolate covered coconut granola enrobed in a thick layer of chocolate. #Vegan #GlutenFree

☀︎ Dear friends, if you make this recipe, take a snap, load it up to our old friend Instagram and tag it #beamingbaker. I can’t wait to see it! ☀︎

Chocolate Coconut Granola Bark (V+GF): Richly indulgent, heavenly chocolate covered coconut granola enrobed in a thick layer of chocolate. #Vegan #GlutenFree

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Richly indulgent, melt in your mouth good chocolate covered coconut granola enrobed in a thick layer of chocolate. BEAMINGBAKER.COM #Vegan #GlutenFree

Chocolate Coconut Granola Bark (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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Chocolate Coconut Granola Bark (V+GF): Richly indulgent, heavenly chocolate covered coconut granola enrobed in a thick layer of chocolate. Vegan and Gluten Free.




  1. Make Chocolate Covered Coconut Granola. Set aside.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet. Set aside.
  3. Melt the chocolate one of two ways: Use the double-boiler method or use a microwave. For the microwave method, add chocolate chips and coconut oil to a medium bowl. Heat in 20 second increments, until the chocolate is just softened. Be careful not to overheat and burn the chocolate. It will continue to melt as you stir it. Stir until smooth.
  4. Pour the melted chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet. Using a rubber spatula, spread the chocolate into an even layer. The thinner the layer, the thinner your bark will be and the more granola you’ll be able to fit.
  5. Sprinkle the granola evenly over the chocolate. Use more granola if you want chunkier bark. Use a clean spatula to press the granola lightly into the melted chocolate.
  6. Place baking sheet into the freezer for 15-20 minutes. Remove from freezer and break apart with hands. Enjoy!


– Store in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks.
– You can also freeze the bark for up to 4-6 weeks. Wrap in parchment paper or wax paper and store in an airtight, freezer-friendly container.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Dessert, Vegan, Gluten Free

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In case you required another teaser, here’s the Chocolate Covered Coconut Granola (Vegan and Gluten Free) used in the above recipe. 🙂

Chocolate Covered Coconut Granola (V+GF): A simple recipe for rich, chocolatey, crunchy granola covered in chocolate and coconut. BEAMINGBAKER.COM. #Vegan #GlutenFree

So, you’re into chocolate. No worries, I’ve got you covered: Best Vegan Brownies.

The BEST vegan brownies you’ve ever had: divinely rich, fudgy, and moist, bursting with chocolate flavor. BEAMINGBAKER.COM #Vegan

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  1. This chocolate coconut granola bark is soooooo delicious! I thought your chocolate brownies were my favorite, but I’ve changed my mind! (Though the chocolate brownies are a very close second! Who doesn’t love chocolate? 🙂 )

    Thank you for sharing such a delicious, easy to make recipe! I love the chocolate with the extra crunch from the granola! Great snack as a special treat for myself.

    1. That’s awesome Jen! 🙂 🙂 Close call on both, right? 😉 Thank you for stopping by and letting me know how much you enjoyed these–it means a lot to me. 🙂 Treat yourself more often, you deserve it. <3

  2. Demeter,
    This post was SO cute! I loved it! I wanted more!
    Also, this recipe is ridiculously delicious looking. I saw the granola recipe from your previous post and thought it was a spectacular recipe. But then you went and added the granola on top of CHOCOLATE BARK! It sounds like heaven for breakfast! (This does qualify as breakfast food right?) 🙂

    1. Thank you Lucy. 🙂 You know, I think this technically DOES qualify as breakfast… Haha. Why not? 😉 Thanks for being such a loyal reader. 🙂 Hope you have a great week!

  3. OH MY GOSH. You seriously just made me feel soo much better because I wake my husband up with revelations in the middle of the night TOO LOL!!! Like I’m cracking up because I’m like “this is SO ME!” The bark was a genius idea indeed, and look so great!

    1. LOL. Okay, so we’re in the same, erm… very unique, boat. Haha. Hey, great minds think alike! 😉 Thanks so much Jessica!

  4. hahahaha love the story, and desserts are always better when they have a great story behind them … and I would totally be just as excited at the light-bulb-moment thought of chocolate granola bark! 🙂 … Looks delish too, now on to the prev post to see how to make this yummy granola! 🙂

    1. Oh, I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Serena! 🙂 Yup, food just tastes better with a tale, huh? Hehe. Thanks so much for checking out the previous post too!

  5. That is the BEST story ever!!! hahahaha! I do think you are quite the genius adding granola to chocolate to make chocolate granola bark. I mean, who does that? You do that, that’s who! So simple yet it’s never crossed my mind. So happy you are in the food blogging world so I can benefit from your awesome recipe ideas. I thank you with my whole chocolate lovin’ heart ❤️

    1. YAAASSS!!! Haha. I’m so happy you liked it, K! Chocolate on chocolate on chocolate, is alls I’m sayin’! So happy that you are too… ‘cuz, duh (you’re awesome??)! Us chocolate lovin’ hearts have got to stick together. 😉 Thanks Karrie!

  6. Lol, your California is hella showing! Mine does too when I get super excited-the hellas and bombs start popping out of my mouth/keyboard. And this is certainly something to get hella excited about! I didn’t know whether to pin it as dessert or a trail snack so I did both.

    1. Right? Haha. Whatcha gonna do about it? 😉 Us Californians just can help ourselves. Thanks for pinning it as both! Hope you’re having a good weekend, Megan. 🙂

  7. A bit late…I was busy packing ’cause tomorrow I’m leaving, but here I am! Yuppie for more chocolate! And a chocolate bark with your already super yummy chocolate granola…with a cute fairy tale included…It can’t get any better (or do you have more chocolatey surprises coming our way)? Anyway, I make up so many words, being that english is not my first language and sometimes I see weird looks on people’s faces…Loreto just laughs and laughs… 🙂

    1. Wow Nicoletta! How is the move going? Also, are you there now? What a major feat it must be. You must tell me how you enjoy Canada. 🙂 I might just have a few chocolate surprises up my sleeve. 😉 We can all laugh and have a good time together! Hehe.

  8. Girl, you had me laughing so much in this post! I almost fell out of my chair at all the eloquent yelling. lolol And cleverer is a weird word! :p But the best thing about this is the chocolate. So much amazing chocoliciousness!! I need about 100 pounds of this bark asap! 🙂

    1. Haha… you are a kind and generous soul for using the word “eloquent.” Thank you for humoring Erik and my shenanigans. 😉 Cleverer… like they just added an extra “er” at the end of the word. lol. A nice, big 100 pounds for you then, Megan! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  9. MOREEEE CHOCOLATE!!!! Mmmmmm….. and LMAO at your story. Loved it, too funny. I think we are having the same nightmares by the way, I can’t stop dreaming about food, posting, and blogging. and I usually come up with my best ideas in bed, when I am trying to sleep. Ugh! lol. I do deserve a piece of chocolate though, you are right. *Bite*, cant wait to make this! 🙂

    1. YAAAAAAASSS!! And then some!! Oh, seriously though! How did I know that you’d be having similar stories? I think it’s the coconut connection. 😉 You deserve more than a piece, Amanda. You deserve the entire lot of it! 😉 Let me know how you like it if you do. Thanks A! 🙂 🙂

  10. As promised, you came up with another stellar chocolate recipe ~ right on time, I’m hitting that 3 o’clock slump. Chocolate and coconut will always be my ultimate weakness and this bark couldn’t look any easier to make. Love how it uses the chocolate covered granola. Oh yum!!

    1. Thank you Laura. 🙂 Yep, this chocolate will boost you until next week! Hehe. Thanks for stopping by!

  11. I am so much in love with your posts, you always make me laugh. I mean that real LOL thing, not just the casual smile one. You manage to post one of the most delicious recipes ever and still make me wanna never get to the recipe part, coz it would mean your post is about to end. Seriously. Please start to post daily, I need you in my life everyday!

    1. Aw… thank you so much for your wonderful comment Evi. It really made my day. 🙂 Honestly, it made my entire week. 🙂 You are seriously the best! And E, I have you to thank for inspiring me to be healthier and healthier everyday. Not much better than that. <3

  12. Oh myyyy….now I’m hoping for dreams of chocolate lampposts and rivers of candy… my dreams usually include Parmigiano lampposts and rivers of marinara…but there’s always room for dessert! And there’s always room for chocolate coconut granola bark! Thanks, once again, for such a delicious and entertaining break in my day!! Brava!

    1. Haha… Annie, between you and me, we would have an entire kingdom made out of delicious food. Or… a real-life Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs? 😉 I’m still crossing my fingers for that to come true some day! 😉 Thank you for stopping by, friend! 🙂

  13. What a glorious day it is, indeed. Whichever way you can put more chocolate on chocolate and call it a snack, I am always game for it. I love just how crunchy but creamy and dreamy this bark looks…like something straight out of a fairy tale! 🙂 Keep the chocolate coming, Demeter!!! We love it!

    1. Hehe. Thank you! Right? There is just no such thing as chocolate! 😉 Spoiler alert: there might be something right up your alley coming up next week. Thanks Jessica! 🙂

  14. Hahaha! Girl your story made me laugh out loud. You are a nut, which is exactly why we get along. You know, that whole “takes one to know one” thang. 😉 Love your story, all it was missing was some sprinkles somewhere. You know, because sprinkles belong in any story that begins with “once upon a time”. ANYWAYS. Sorry, I ramble. Your idea to put MORE chocolate with the chocolate granola is a stellar one! Bark is fantastic, because helllllo SO easy and SO delicious and this bark is amaze-balls! I am totally digging the crunchy granola, coconut and double chocolate up in here. This bark looks like culinary crack… you know, the non-wack kind. 🙂 Pinned! Cheers, sweets! xo

    1. Us nuts HAVE to stick together. In fact, I’m pretty sure that we would make a nice, spicy, and salty trail mix… 😉 Aw man, I really SHOULD have put some sprinkles in this!! You’re so right about them completing the fairytale. 🙂 And don’t ever apologize for rambling! If you can’t “ramble” to a friend, who can you talk to?? LOL on your entire freaking comment!! So many hugs to ya, Chey. xoxoxo

  15. So I’ve had granola bark before, but it wasn’t a homemade version and it was SO long ago! This version looks fantastic, Demeter! I love how you came up with this idea. Sometimes I come up with the best ones in the middle of the night too. Either that, or when I’m nowhere near my phone, computer, etc…just happens to work out that way! This is such a great recipe to continue chocolate week with, too. I wish I could dive right into this deliciousness! Pinned, of course! Happy Thursday, friend!

    1. Thank you so much, Gayle. 🙂 Right? The middle of the night… it’s just a magical, creative, and incredibly sleepy time. Hehe. And yeah, getting away from those devices… it’s just good for the brain, ya know? Dive right in, G! 😉 Thanks for pinning and for stopping by. Happy Thursday to you too. xoxo

  16. Oh my goodness, Demeter, you’re soooo funny!! I totally make up words ALL the time! Cleverer is a good one, lol. I’ll have to start using that one 😉 I thought that your chocolate coconut granola was the bomb dot com and then you go ahead and take it one step further and throw it onto chocolate? Next thing I know, you’re gonna crumble that stuff up and top it onto some chocolate chocolate frosted cupcakes…..a girl a dream, can’t she 🙂 ? Not throwing any hints out there or anything….maybe if you do make some, you can send some my way along with a batch of granola and bark, ok? Just saying…. 😉 Have a great weekend, girlie! XO

    1. Bomb dot com. LOL. Okay, but now I have to make these into cupcakes. Dagnabit Dawn! Haha. Alright, let’s dream together! Alright, I am gonna keep a nice list for this future care package… 😉 Thanks D! Have a great weekend too. 🙂 🙂