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Coconut Granola Bars Recipe

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    20 Servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Quick Oats
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 ounces Dark Chocolate, chopped, 60 grams

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spread the oats and the coconut on a baking sheet and toast for 5-7 minutes. Let cool and transfer to a large bowl. Prepare an 8x8-inch baking pan by spraying it lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the coconut oil, honey and brown sugar. Heat, stirring until melted. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly and boil for one minute. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
  3. Pour the sugar mixture into the oats and coconut and stir until evenly combined. Press the mixture into the prepared pan, pressing down very firmly. I like to lay a sheet of wax paper over the bars and press down with a metal flipper to get it as compact as possible so they don’t fall apart.
  4. Place the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl or measuring cup and microwave on 50% power for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until just about melted. Let it melt the last little bit just by stirring, don’t overheat the chocolate or it will seize. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the tops of the bars. Allow to cool for at least 2 hours at room temperature before cutting into bars. Store in a sealed container at room temperature for 4-5 days.

 

Notes

  • These bars need quick cooking oats, if you only have rolled oats then give them a quick pulse in the food processor to break them down a bit, or the bars will likely fall apart.

Coconut granola bars photo
Source: Adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Café.