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Coconut Almond Squares

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Coconut Almond Squares

Sweet, Nutty and Chocolate!

Features:
    • 2 hours
    • Serves 10
    • Medium

    Directions

    I love instagram, to be honest I am straight up addicted to it! A couple of months ago I saw a picture of a Kentucky Derby Pie and literally my mouth started to water, it looked so delicious. After looking up the recipe and seeing the amount of sugar and unhealthy fats it required, I immediately decided to recreate it using clean ingredients.

    This recipe is full of ooey gooey goodness with lots of coconut, some crunch from the almonds and a decadent chocolate layer. I am using eggs to help the binding process but you can easily use a flax-egg to make it vegan.

    This recipe is 100% gluten free!

    Steps

    1
    Done

    Make the Coconut Layer

    First, preheat your oven to 350F and get a square or rectangle baking dish and line with parchment paper, allow some of the parchment paper to overhang. This will help with the removal process later.

    Add the old-fashioned oats to your food processor and pulse until you have a flour-like consistency. You can also keep the oats whole but I recommend blitzing them up.

    Crack your egg and add the egg white to a small bowl. Discard the yolk. Whisk using a fork or whisk until the egg white is a bit foamy.

    In a large bowl, combine all of the coconut layer ingredients and mix well. Press the mixture into your baking dish making sure it is one even layer. Bake at 350F for 10-15 minutes then remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.

    No need to wash the mixing bowl you used, we will use it again to make the second layer!

    2
    Done

    Make the Almond Layer

    While the coconut layer is baking or cooling, add all of the almond layer ingredients to your large bowl and mix well.

    After the coconut layer is done cooling, add the almond layer on top and even out with a spoon or spatula. Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes then allow it to cool completely.

    3
    Done

    Make the Chocolate Layer

    Chop your good quality chocolate bar into rough chunks and add to a sauce pan along with the oil and milk. Heat up the pot on medium heat and allow the mixture to filly melt and combine. Stir occasionally. Once the chocolate is almost done melting, remove from the heat and continue to stir until the chocolate is fully melted.

    Allow it to cool for a bit then drizzle it over the coconut and almond mixture and even out with a spoon. Don't neglect your corners!

    4
    Done

    Serve

    Allow it to cool completely or until the chocolate is set and has hardened. Top with a bit more shredded coconut if you want and slice into it to make squares/rectangles!

    Joni

    Hi guys, so glad you are here! My food blog is about healthy, colorful, and easy recipes. I grew up in Germany and have been in the states for over 12 years now. Currently, I am living in sunny Miami, FL! Please leave me a comment if you have questions or recipe requests and also follow me on Instagram and Twitter via @foodbyjonister. Happy cooking and eating!

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    I LOVE bar recipes so this is definitely going into my recipe stash! And I definitely will feel no guilt about eating these. MMMM!

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