The Best Coconut Bars

I’m always looking for a tasty snack/breakfast bar/ dessert to satisfy those cravings for yumminess. Most recipes will have grains, but I found one recipe in my favourite book of the day ” Nourishing traditions” that did not.

DELICIOUS!

Makes 16 bars

Ingredients:

Bottom layer:

¾ cup skinless almonds

¼ cup softened butter or
coconut oil

½ cup arrowroot flour

¼ cup coconut sugar or
honey

1 tsp vanilla

pinch of salt

Top layer:

1 egg

¼  cup plain yogurt

½ cup honey – I used a
little less….

1 tbsp vanilla

1 tsp. lemon rind

2 tbsp. arrowroot flour

pinch of salt

1 ½ cups dried unsweetened
coconut – shredded

Directions:

Preheat oven to 300
degrees

Place almonds in food
processor and grind to a fine powder.

Add butter, arrowroot,
coconut sugar, vanilla and salt.

Process until smooth.

Press into a well buttered
9 by 9 or 7 by 11 pan.  You can use aluminum
or pyrex.

Bake for 20 minutes

Let cool.

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Beat egg lightly, add
yogurt, honey, vanilla, lemon, salt and arrowroot and beat some more on
medium.  Stir in coconut.

Spread on almond pastry
with a rubber spatula.

Bake at 325 for 25 minutes

Let cool slightly before
cutting into bars.

Let cool completely before
removing from the pan.

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YUMMY!   I’m going to try to use
lemongrass paste instead of lemon rind next time…

 

 

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