Chocolatey coconut treats minus the guilt
COCONUT oil is becoming more popular in baking, cooking, beauty and more. We use quite a lot of coconut oil at our restaurant and at home in different recipes. The flavour it brings to dishes is lovely, it has a high temp threshold and has so many health benefits.
It also is used as a setting type of agent as its solidifies when it is cold, like that of fat or butter.
One of the recipes we use it in, is creating quick and easy chocolate bars like coconut rough.
If you are after something healthy but tastes naughty be sure to give this a whirl in the kitchen this week.
They are great to have in the fridge if you get a sweet tooth but without the calories. They will last about a week in the fridge and you can have a piece every day without feeling guilty.
Not naughty choc coconut bars
INGREDIENTS: ★ 100ml of coconut oil ★ 2 tbs of honey ★ ½ cup of good quality cocoa powder ★ 1 cup of almond meal ★ 1 ½ cups of shredded coconut METHOD: Line a 30 x 19cm rectangle cake tin with baking paper.
In a bowl, combine almond meal, coconut and cocoa powder. Melt together coconut oil and honey until runny and then pour into dry ingredients mix well to combine
Press into your prepared tin and then refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before cutting into bars.