Wednesday, March 6, 2013

All Natural- No sugar- Almond Joy Bars!

Seriously... a dessert that is actually GOOD for you?? YES!! You will never know this is sugar free with it's amazing chocolate/coconut combo... too good to be true!! My last post- Zero Sugar-Chocolate-Coconut-Nut Butter Bites is the chocolate part of this recipe & it works like a sweet charm! But if you're not too concerned about the sugar you could just melt some chocolate chips and spread that over top.

1 cup organic Coconutreat brand coconut oil- you can use any brand but I recommend this, it's the BEST!
2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup honey or agave nectar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 batch of the Zero Sugar-Chocolate-Coconut-Nut Butter- or 1 bag chocolate chips melted down in microwave. 

Melt coconut oil in saucepan over med-low heat and stir in shredded coconut, agave (or honey) & vanilla. Stir to combine. Pour in a 8x8 glass baking dish and spread evenly. Place in freezer about 20 minutes or till coconut has hardened. Make chocolate topping while coconut is setting up in freezer. Pour & spread over coconut & freeze till chocolate has set up. 
Chocolate-Coconut-Nut Butter
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup almond butter or any nut butter
1/2 cup good quality cocoa powder
1/4 cup honey
1/2 tsp vanilla

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and melt together until smooth (can also be done in microwave) Just heat and stir till nice and creamy. Pour over hardened coconut.

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