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Healthy Coconut and Almond Dark Chocolate Bars

These beautiful bars are sheer happiness in your mouth: a layer of toasted coconut flakes, coconut oil, almonds, and chia seeds topped with a thin layer of delicate chocolate and sprinkled with more chopped almonds. Yum.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword coconut almond cookies, coconut and almond dark chocolate bars, coconut bars, guilt free dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 227kcal
Author Barbara Bianchi

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups almond slices
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • sea salt
  • 3.5 ounce dark chocolate

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 ºF.
  • Toast coconut flakes in a pan in the oven until lightly browned, about five minutes.
  • Line a 9x12 baking dish with wax paper.
  • Blend almonds and coconut oil in a super blender or food processor until very smooth. Add chia seeds and coconut flakes. Pulse a few times.
  • Pour into lined pan. Sprinkle with salt.
  • Place in freezer for 30 minutes.
  • Melt chocolate in a small pot and drizzle over frozen coconut and almonds. Sprinkle chopped almonds on top and place back in the freezer for another 5 minutes. Cut into squares.

Notes

If you are concerned about nuts manufactured on shared equipment with gluten containing products, Nuts.com prominently labels which products of theirs are certified gluten-free. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.4g