Raw Coconut Bars

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So now that I’m not pregnant, I have no excuses for my terrible eating habits, I can’t justify having chocolate right before bed anymore. I’ve tried to eliminate refined sugar from my diet but find that I’m still craving something sweet at the end of meals. I came across these bars on Pretend Health Freaks and thought I would give them a shot. I altered some of the ingredients since I didn’t have them on hand, they turned out delicious! I made them with the 3 cups of shredded coconut in the middle layer however, I would recommend only using 2 cups as it’s just a tad too much coconut.

Base

2/3 C almond meal

1/3 c coconut flour

2 Tbsp coconut oil

2 Tbsp honey

1 Tbsp cocoa powder

1 tbsp coconut milk or water

Coconut Center

3 C shredded coconut

3 Tbsp coconut milk

2 Tbsp coconut oil

2 Tbsp honey

1 tsp of cinnamon

Chocolate Topping

2 Tbsp coconut oil

2 Tbsp honey

1 Tbsp cocoa powder

1 Tbsp peanut butter

Handful of Cacao Nibs

Directions

Line an 8×8 pan with some parchment paper and then mix the ingredients for the base. Spread a layer across the bottom of the pan and put it in the fridge while you’re working on the middle section.

Mix the ingredients for the coconut centre together in a blender. If you use less cups of shredded coconut and more coconut oil you’ll get a better consistency for pouring. Once mixed, pour or smooth the layer over the base layer.

For the chocolate topping, just mix in a bowl and then pour over the entire pan. I sprinkled some cacao nibs before putting the bars in the freezer. Put the bars in the freezer until the chocolate has set.

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