Feb
2

No Bake Strawberry Coconut Cream Bites

No Bake Strawberry Coconut Cream Bites are filled with fresh strawberry and coconut flavor! They are gluten free, sugar free, dairy free and vegan!

No Bake Strawberry Coconut Cream Bites are the perfect dessert! They are gluten free and vegan too!

You are going to love these little bites. They are creamy, smooth and irresistible. In fact, this might be the best dessert that I have ever made. As a coconut and strawberry lover, I may be a little biased, but even the harshest critic in my household loved these too. They are no bake and are perfect to make with your kids or share with your Valentine.

No Bake Strawberry Coconut Cream Bites are the perfect dessert! They are gluten free and vegan too!

It is the beginning of strawberry season here in Florida and I love any excuse to eat them. The strawberry puree adds a beautiful color and subtle flavor to these bites.Β Best of all, they are gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, and vegan. Made without refined sugar, they are sweet, creamy and flavorful. Each little bite is packed with coconut flavor. Β They are a great alternative to cheesecake.

No Bake Strawberry Coconut Cream Bites are the perfect dessert! They are gluten free and vegan too! No Bake Strawberry Coconut Cream Bites are the perfect dessert! They are gluten free and vegan too! No Bake Strawberry Coconut Cream Bites are the perfect dessert! They are gluten free and vegan too! No Bake Strawberry Coconut Cream Bites are the perfect dessert! They are gluten free and vegan too!

I like to cut the bites into 1 or 2 inch bite-sized pieces. The recipe makes quite a few little bites so you will have plenty to share.

Yields 20 to 24 small bites

Strawberry Coconut Cream Bites

25 minPrep Time

2 hrCook Time

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Ingredients

    For the crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup soft Medjool dates (about 6), pitted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • For the filling:
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • strawberries, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Line an 8Γ—8 inch baking pan with a smooth layer of plastic wrap.
  2. In a food processor, combine all of the crust ingredients. Pulse for about 30 seconds or until the mixture starts to come together. Transfer the mixture to the baking pan, pressing down evenly to make the crust. Chill the crust in the refrigerator while you prepare the filling.
  3. Puree the strawberries in a food processor. Strain the sauce through a fine mesh sieve placed over a bowl to remove seeds (you should have about 1/4 cup puree.)
  4. In a small saucepan set over medium-low heat, combine the coconut butter, coconut oil, coconut cream and maple syrup. Heat until everything melts together to form a smooth mixture, whisking constantly. Remove from the heat and whisk in the strawberry puree. Let filling cool to room temperature.
  5. Once the filling has cooled, remove the crust from the fridge and pour the filling on top. Return the bars to the fridge and chill for 2-3 hours, or until filling is set.
  6. Remove the bars from the pan. Cut into 1 to 2 inch pieces. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
http://www.spoonfulofflavor.com/2015/02/02/no-bake-strawberry-coconut-cream-bites/

Source: Recipe adapted from The Foodie Teen

No Bake Strawberry Coconut Cream Bites are the perfect dessert! They are gluten free and vegan too!

61 Comments

  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    These are just about the cutest bites ever, Ashley! I love the heart-shaped strawberries on top. And the fact that these babies are no-bake makes them even more delicious! Pinned!

  2. Beth

    I love these little bites, especially the extra few minutes you spent cutting the strawberries into hearts!! I’d do the same!

  3. Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    I actually squealed when I saw these. The little strawberry hearts are just adorable. So genius girlfriend!

  4. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Ashley, I love these strawberry coconut cream bites!!! love love love the heart shaped strawberries. . oh my gawd, I die!! so cute!! and perfect for Valentine’s Day!!

  5. Jen @ Baked by an Introvert

    These are adorable and they sound so tasty! I love the strawberry and coconut flavor combination. They are perfect for a more sophisticated Valentine’s treat! Pinning!

  6. heather @french press

    these look like the perfect valentines day treat! no-bake and SO SO cute

  7. Zainab

    OK these are just perfect!!! Love love them!

  8. Annie @ ciaochowbambina

    Such a sweet and perfect little treat! Whoever receives these will feel loved, for sure!

  9. Rachel @ Bakerita

    I adore your photos! These bites look so beautiful and cute, and no-baking gets a big thumbs up from me. Pinned!

  10. Mira

    These no bake coconut bites look gorgeous! Love the strawberries on top! Definitely something I have to try !

  11. Alessandra // the foodie teen

    Thank you so much for adapting my recipe, Ashley! These are just too cute – love the heart-shaped berries!

    • Ashley

      Thank YOU for sharing the original recipe! These are my new favorite treat and I can’t wait to make them again, including your lemon flavor!

  12. Kelly

    Oh my goodness, these are the cutest bites ever! I am in love with anything coconut and the strawberry/coconut filling sounds amazing! I love that you cut the strawberries into hearts too! These are perfect for Valentine’s Day! <3

  13. Julia @ Sprinkled With Jules

    These sound AMAZING! I just hopped on the coconut cream band wagon, and am loving it. I love how simple and cute these are.

  14. Danae @ Recipe Runner

    Strawberry and coconut are one of my favorite combos! I love how there are both sugar and gluten free. The perfect Valentine’s Day treat for those of us still trying to stick to healthier eating!

  15. Ashley

    First, these are just so pretty! With those strawberries for garnish and the little bites! And second, they sound just awesome. I love all the coconut you have in them and yay for strawberries! I bought my first container last week and man were they good.

  16. Beth @ bethcakes

    These little bites are too cute, Ashley! I absolutely love how you topped them with little strawberry hearts! Really into the strawberry coconut flavor too. Love these! πŸ™‚

  17. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    I love that these are vegan! They’re so cute and the strawberry hearts are adorable πŸ™‚ I’ve never had strawberry and coconut together in dessert, but now that I think about it, that sounds AMAZING.

  18. Cyndi @ My Kitchen Craze

    These are the cutest little bites ever! And no bake! You had me at the cute strawberry hearts, but then I see no bake. SOLD!! πŸ˜‰

  19. Marissa

    These are adorable! And I love ALL of the flavors. This is genius, Ashley!

  20. Sarah@Whole and Heavenly Oven

    These bites are beyond adorable, Ashley! I love how healthy they are, yet they look totally sweet tooth-worthy! Those heart-shaped strawberry slices just take it over the top! :

  21. Jennifer Farley

    These are so gorgeous!!! Strawberry + coconut is one of my favorite flavor combinations.

  22. Christine @ Cooking with Cakes

    you made strawberries into hearts and that has just TOTALLY made my Wednesday!! these look seriously awesome girrrl!

  23. Joanne

    Oh you think I’m going to share these with anyone. That’s cute. ALL FOR ME!!

  24. Annie @ Annie's Noms

    These are so pretty!!! I’m not entirely sure I’d have the patience to cut my strawberries into hearts as I love them so much I just devour them, but they do look gorgeous and I love the strawberry/coconut combination! πŸ™‚

  25. Megan - The Emotional Baker

    I love coconut, strawberry and vegan treats so this is perfect for me. Another gorgeous treat, Ashley!

  26. Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron

    Aww how cute are these?! I could definitely pop a whole plateful into my mouth! I am so incredibly jealous that you are enjoying strawberry season…here in Canada we don’t have ours until june-july πŸ™

  27. Thao @ In Good Flavor

    These little bites look adorable and delicious! The coconut and strawberry paring is a match made in heaven. Love the color of your serving plates too…makes everything pop!

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  29. aimee @ like mother like daughter

    Strawberries and coconut seem like the perfect flavor combo. And i love that these are no bake and sugar free. I can totally handle that!

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  31. Michaela

    I can’t believe how beautiful these are, plus gluten, sugar, dairy free! Love how you cut the strawberries to be little hearts. This recipe is a keeper.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Michaela
    http://www.thelodgeonhaydon.com

  32. Kate

    These look so gorgeous and yummy too! Your pictures are fabulous too,

    Over from SITS πŸ™‚

  33. Katherines Corner

    wonderful little bites of yummy! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo

  34. Sarah R.

    Absolutely stunning!! And that recipe sounds soooo intriguing… So glad you joined us at Snickerdoodle Sunday- hope to see your latest makes at the next party! πŸ™‚

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

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  40. Susie

    These look cute and tasty and I’m definitely looking forward to trying them. But they aren’t really “sugar free” – maple syrup is sugar. The name is a little misleading.

  41. Victoria

    These do look super sweet and I have just made them for a gluten free friend but oh so diasppointed as they are absolutely Teeny tiny. Barely enough filling to just cover the base! photography is gorgeous but I feel I have wasted a lot of expensive ingredients on something I probably won’t take to my lunch party.

    • Ashley

      Hi, Victoria! I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed in the sizing. There is nothing worse than not being able to bring something delicious to an event. The recipe does mention that there are about twenty 1 to 2 inch bites. Fortunately, you can find a lot of recipes to use up the leftover ingredients. Let me know if you need any recommendations for other recipes.

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  47. Steph @MisplacedBrit

    DELICIOUS!
    Very curious about this recipe, sounds fantastic… Pinned, obviously, but this one I HAVE to make!

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