english toffee bars with desiccated coconut and chocolate ganache.

English Toffee Bars

Grandma's classic English Toffee Bars transformed into a healthier and more delicious version. Melt in your mouth goodness that's gluten, dairy and refined sugar free.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, cookies, dairy free, gluten free, refined sugar free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Alicia Pope


English Toffee Bars

  • 1 cup coconut oil softened
  • 1 tsp  vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup roasted walnuts 4-5 min at 350 and then food processed/ ground into flour like substance
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup gluten free quick cook oats
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour

Chocolate Ganache Topping

  • 1 cup cocoa butter
  • 1 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp maple
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut optional for topping
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts optional for topping


English Toffee Bars

  • preheat oven to 350
  • Toast walnuts for 4-5 minutes or until slightly aromatic.
  • Mix coconut oil, vanilla, egg, and coconut sugar together in a medium mixing bowl
  • Grind walnuts in a food processor or coffee grinder until the consistency of nut flour. Don't over blend it or it will turn into walnut butter
  • Add ground walnuts, almond flour, oats and coconut flour to bowl. Mix well
  • Spread dough evenly and flat  on the bottom of a 9x13 pan
  • Bake for 15-16 minutes or until golden brown around edges

Chocolate Ganache

  • As the cookies are baking, melt cocoa butter in small saucepan on the stove on medium-low heat
  • Mix in cocoa powder and whisk with wooden spoon or whisk until evenly combined
  • remove from heat stir in maple syrup. The sauce will boil, but that is ok. Stir constantly until it stops bubbling. 


  • Remove bars from oven and pour chocolate ganache on top
  • Using a butter knife, spread the melted chocolate into an even layer
  • Optionally top with other toppings like desiccated coconut or chopped walnuts


Instead of making the chocolate ganache, you can also use 1 cup of dark chocolate chips. After you remove the cookies from the oven, spread chocolate chips evenly across the top. Cover the pan for 2-5 minutes until chips melt. Then use  a butter knife to spread the chocolate evenly over the English toffee bars