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Author:           Updated August 19, 2019
Categories: Sweets - Bars    

These versatile flourless gluten free and grain free coconut and nut bars are made with honey and are a much healthier treat than regular cake squares.

Coconut and nut squares, one that's plain, one that's topped with chocolate
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Prep time: 10 to 20 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Makes: 4 servings Difficulty: Easy

Gluten free Dairy free Egg free Grain free option Soy free

These can be customized with chocolate or seeds of your choice. These are a great replacement for regular cake squares, when you're trying to eat more healthy.

Variations:
  • To change the texture and flavor, add almond butter.
  • Add unsulfured raisins or cranberries.
  • Change out some or all of the nuts with the seeds of your choice, such as hemp or sunflower seeds.
  • To add a chocolate layer to the top, use high quality or gourmet chocolate and melt and pour over the top prior to putting in the fridge.
Coconut and Nut Flourless cake with a chocolate coating
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For an extra special treat, you can melt good quality chocolate squares and pour a layer on top, for a decadent dessert.

Since these are made with only a little honey, and no white sugar, they are much less sweet than a regular square. Also, they don't hold together like a cake would, but they are totally delicious and worth it!

Coconut and Nut Flourless cake dried cranberries
Image by: Thora Toft

Use all organic ingredients. If you can get fresh coconut, then grate the amount needed. Ensure the nuts, packaged coconut, cacao and chocolate are labeled gluten free.

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Flourless Coconut and Nut Bars

Prep time: 10 to 20 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Makes: 4 servings Difficulty: Easy

Gluten free Dairy free Egg free Grain free option Soy free
Ingredients:
3 tablespoons Coconut oil
1/2 cup Ground nuts of your choice (almonds, hazelnuts, etc.)
3/4 cup Shredded, unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup Raw cacao, cocoa or carob powder (optional)
1 tablespoon Honey, raw and unfiltered (add more to taste)
Substitutions and Variations:
  • Grain free: Ensure that any nut like items you choose are grain free. There are some nut like products that are sold like nuts that are actually grains, such as toasted corn, etc.
  • Honey: You can use another liquid sweetener of your choice, such as agave or maple syrup.
  • To change the texture and flavor, add two tablespoons almond butter.
  • Add 1/4 cup unsulfured raisins or cranberries.
  • Change out some or all of the nuts with the seeds of your choice, such as hemp or sunflower seeds. Just use a total of 1/2 cup nuts and / or seeds.
  • To add a chocolate layer to the top, use 1 to 2 ounces high quality semi sweet chocolate, or gourmet chocolate. Melt and pour over the top prior to putting in the fridge or freezer. Use a warm knife when cutting with chocolate, to get it cut in a straight line.
Directions:
  • Melt the honey and coconut oil in a small saucepan over low heat.
  • Remove from heat as soon as the coconut oil is completely melted.
  • Add the cacao powder, ground nuts and coconut and mix together.
  • Line a small baking sheet with wax paper. Pour mixture into pan.
  • Let cool until cool enough to touch. Press into pan or into the desired shape.
  • Refrigerate or freeze until hardened. Cut into 4 servings.

Note: Since these are made with only a little honey, and no white sugar, they are much less sweet than a regular square. Also, they don't hold together like a cake would, but they are totally delicious and worth it!

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