Dark Chocolate Coconut Delight Bars

homemade-chocolate-almond-joy-bars-gluten-free-recipe-DSC_2247 Dark Chocolate Coconut Delight Bars
Serves: 16 (1 bar each)
All you need:
4 eggs ½ cup Hy-Vee HealthMarket coconut flour
¾ cup coconut milk ¼ tsp. sea salt
2 tsp. almond extract ½ tsp. baking soda
¾ cup coconut sugar ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
½ cup Hy-Vee HealthMarket
blanched almond flour ¾ cup chunked Zöet 57% dark chocolate
All you do:
Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease a 8X8 inch baking dish. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, coconut milk, almond extract and coconut sugar. In a smaller bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, salt and baking soda. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients with a handheld mixer. Stir in ½ cup chocolate chunks. Pour batter into prepared dish and sprinkle shredded coconut and remaining chocolate chips on top. Bake at 350ºF for 30 minutes. Cool 1 hour before serving.
For Dairy-free and Gluten- free version, use Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate chunks and Let’s do organic unsweetened coconut or Hy-Vee sweetened coconut.
Nutrition facts per serving: 170 calories; 8 g fat (4 g sat, 0 g trans); 45 mg cholesterol; 105 mg sodium; 21 g carbohydrate; 3 g fiber; 16 g sugars; 3 g protein
Adapted from: http://elanaspantry.com/gluten-free-recipes/

I sampled these in the HealthMarket last week, and recieved lots of thumbs-up!
The bars taste like a blonde version of a German Chocolate Cake. They were very simple to make. Elana has lots of great Gluten-free recipes, so be sure to check out her website too.

The almond flour will boost the protein and fiber content in baked goods and both flours lower the carb in quick breads, muffins and pancakes. The almond and coconut flour are The dietitian’s pick of the month for December 2014.

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