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    Coconut crack bars

    Made these as an Easter treat - yum!! I also added some cocoa nibs and finely chopped soaked/dehydrated almonds and rolled the mixture into balls instead of bars. They were actually quite sweet and next time I will try them with less maple syrup and make up the missing volume with coconut milk; maybe 1/8 cup of each.

    Says they will last in the fridge for at least a few weeks... hmm... this relies on them not all being eaten before then.



    Coconut Crack Bars


    Makes 6-8 bars


    1 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened) (80g)
    1/4 cup pure maple syrup (or 1/4 cup water and 2-3 nunaturals stevia packs)
    2 tbsp virgin coconut oil
    1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
    1/8 tsp salt


    Combine all ingredients in a food processor. (Perhaps you can mix by hand if you don’t have a food processor, but I haven’t tried.) Squish into any small container (I used a 75 inch) and fridge for an hour before trying to cut. (Or freeze for 15 minutes.) Can be stored in the fridge or freezer, for at least a few weeks.
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    Nice variation: to the basic recipe add 1/4 cup dried mango, diced, and the zest of one lime before running the processor. I used coconut nectar instead of maple syrup. You may also like to reduce the sweetener slightly as the mango is quite sweet.
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    Almost tempted to go make them now

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    Made them .. They are nice - luckily not as moreish as I imagined .. I just had one bar can see them being better dipped in dark chocolate with maybe some sugar free jam on top... Then dipped in chocolate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mis-behave View Post
    Made them .. They are nice - luckily not as moreish as I imagined .. I just had one bar can see them being better dipped in dark chocolate with maybe some sugar free jam on top... Then dipped in chocolate
    Hm, I think you are venturing towards more moreish territory there... ;-)
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    I think so too lol.. They are sounding like cherry ripes (Australian coconut bar)

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    Sound better with mango...i dont link coconuts that much

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    Just made some cherry coconut bars .. Yummy!
    Just swapped the maple syrup for sugar free jam no salt or vanilla

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    Sounds delicious. I want to make some now!!!!!

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    sounds great but can i try with apple...





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