Creamy Coconut Bliss Bars

Overview

RECIPE ADAPTED FROM: Nourish&evole.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c shredded, unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 c full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp coconut butter (not coconut oil, the butter uses the whole coconut and makes these bars extra creamy)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2-3 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • a pinch of pink Himalayan salt 

for the chocolate coating

  • 1/2 c cocoa powder
  • 1/4 c virgin coconut oil, melted 
  • 1/4 c cocoa butter, melted 
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup, or raw honey
  • freeze dried strawberries, for garnish  *option to use: coconut flakes, dried currents, hemp hearts, bee pollen… 

Preparation Method

  1. Combine your ingredients for the filling (except shredded coconut) in a high speed blender, or food processor. Blend until smooth + liquidly. 
  2. Transfer Mixture into bowl, and stir in shredded coconut.
  3. Pour mixture into a baking dish lined with parchment paper. Press down firmly with the back of your spoon. Make as thick as you like. I made mine about 1 cm thick.
  4. Place in fridge, & let chill for 30 min – 1 hour.
  5. Remove from fridge, & cut into about 20 small rectangles.
  6. Melt coconut oil + cocoa butter for the chocolate coating. Whisk together all the coating ingredients, and pour into a cup.
  7. Dip each coconut bar into the chocolate, or spread over the top on each piece, and place onto a piece of parchment paper. Sprinkle generously with berries, etc. Repeat with remaining bars. 
  8. Let bars set for about 15-30 min in the fridge. Enjoy right away, or store in the fridge for later.

 

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