Chocolate & Vanilla Cookie Bars

These cookie bars are a mixture of two recipe fails that I combined into one major recipe success!  Originally, the base was going to be part of a raw blueberry cake, but the filling for that was all wrong.  And the chocolate filling for this recipe was first meant to be a simple fudge with a pretzel crust, but that crust didn’t turn out quite as I’d hoped.  Thus, the successful parts of two recipe fails were sewn together and these Chocolate & Vanilla Cookie Bars were born!


There are three layers to these Chocolate & Vanilla Cookie Bars: a vanilla cookie base, a creamy chocolate fudge filling and a dark chocolate drizzle.  The drizzle is optional, but it takes these cookie bars from boring to beautiful!


My recipe is Paleo, Vegan and allergy-friendly (no eggs, nuts, dairy, grains, soy or refined sugar) so nearly anyone can enjoy these slightly sweet chocolate and vanilla treats.  Plus, they’re raw, so no baking is involved!


Chocolate & Vanilla Cookie Bars



  • 1/2 Cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 Cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 Tbsp ground flax
  • 2 Tbsp coconut butter (melted)
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt




  1. For the base: combine all dry ingredients in a food processor.  Blend until a fine powder is formed, then add in water and vanilla.  Blend.*
  2. Press base into an 8″ x 8″ baking pan.
  3. For the filling: pour coconut cream and chocolate into a small sauce pan and melt on low heat, stirring frequently.
  4. Pour coconut-chocolate mixture over the base and place bars in fridge (or freezer) to set.**
  5. Remove bars from fridge and cut to desired size.
  6. For the chocolate drizzle topping: melt chocolate in small sauce pan over low heat.  Then drizzle over cut bars.
  7. Store bars in fridge or freezer.

*If you do not have a food processor, you can grind the sunflower seeds in a coffee grinder to make a sunflower seed flour.  Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, then add in wet.

**I recommend letting these bars set in the fridge overnight.


A chocolate drizzle adds a little more character to these slightly sweet treats.








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