Guiltless 'Almond Joy' Bars
Daniel and I are always looking for fun new recipes to make with our 7 seed flour. These no-bake coconut bars are SO good, light, delicious and fun, because there's literally no "baking" involved! And sometimes a no-bake recipe that you can whip up on a hot summer's day is the most fun of all!
You just blend everything in your food processor, press into a pan, chill, slice and eat!
My friend, Ally said they taste like an "Almond Joy" - and that's when the name was born! You know anything with a name like that is a winner!
Recipe adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie.
I added walnuts and chocolate chips, but you could also make them plain. Or add in other goodies you love!
2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
2/3 cup Guiltless 7 Seed Flour
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup organic, unrefined coconut oil (unrefined tastes and smells like coconut! refined coconut oil has no flavor or aroma)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 chopped walnuts
Combine all ingredients (except chocolate chips and walnuts) in a food processor. Once everything is fully combined, stir in chocolate chips and walnuts. In an 8x8 baking dish, press mixture down and smooth out on top. Refrigerate for an hour, or freeze for about 20 minutes, before slicing. Garnish with extra coconut, walnuts and chocolate chips!