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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

Equipment

Ingredients

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 double boiler or 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 and enjoy.

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. 
  • When I first posted this delicious recipe, it was Christmastime, but these beautiful low carb chocolate bars are perfect for anytime you're celebrating. Enjoy!
  • Leftovers can be kept covered in your freezer.

Nutrition

Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.4g