Coconut and chocolate.
Is your mouth watering yet?
This recipe has been a staple of mine for a few years now. I always try to have a batch sitting in my freezer, readily awaiting my moments of weakness. I usually resort to these to keep me from diving into something a lot less healthy.
I’ve made them a few different ways and haven’t decided which way I like best. I mean, can you really go wrong with coconut and chocolate? I could mix the two together a number of ways and I know I’d always come to the same conclusion; delightful!
These have a light buttery taste due to the coconut oil but they don’t feel heavy in your stomach and I love knowing the simplicity of the ingredients that go into making them. It’s still a tasty treat, but I don’t have the guilt associated with satisfying my sweet tooth. You can cut them into slices or squares, big or small (or ginormous); whatever your heart desires!
The recipe I’ll share in this post is the most recent one I used. I did have to adapt it a smidgen because I was low on a few ingredients, but it seemed to work just fine. Like I said before… you can’t really go wrong here!
Chocolate Coconut Bars
2 cups shredded, unsweetened coconut
2/3 melted coconut oil
1/4 cup honey – or your sweetener of choice
- In a small bowl, melt coconut oil. Add honey to the coconut oil and whisk together until combined.
- Pour shredded coconut into a large bowl. Add in coconut oil and honey mixture and stir thoroughly. If the mixture seems crumbly, add a bit more oil, honey or even a splash of water.
- Line an 8X8 pan with parchment paper and pour coconut mixture in. Use your hands to flatten into the pan.
- Place into freezer until firm.
- Melt 1-2oz of dark chocolate (or whichever you prefer) with 1/2 tsp of coconut oil.
- Drizzle chocolate over bars and place back into the freezer until firm.
- Cut into bars and dig in!
- This recipe was adapted from thebigmansworld.com
- You may have to play around with the measurements a bit depending on how you want the consistency of the bars. You want it to resemble a thick batter; not too crumbly but not too wet.
- I’ve also made these using my food processor to smooth out the coconut mixture. It takes some work and I have to tweak the ingredients to get a paste like consistency, but it’s equally as delicious!
- I keep my bars in the parchment paper and the same pan I make them in because it’s an easy clean up when they are gone.