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Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Coconut Macaroon Bars on 04/30/2012 15:42:15 MDT Print View

Ever used coconut flour? If you haven't consider checking it out. I use Bob's Red Mill, I prefer the texture from stone grinding. These bars are good for cold to normal temp hiking, in warm weather (above mid 70's) they will soften.

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Coconut Macaroon Bars

Ingredients:

1 cup shredded or flaked coconut
1/3 cup Organic Raw Coconut Butter
¼ cup Organic Coconut Flour
2 Tbsp liquid sweetener (agave, maple or honey for non-vegan, all work well)
1/8 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/16th fine sea salt
¼ cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

Directions:

Make sure the coconut butter jar is tightly sealed. Place it in a large heat safe bowl, fill with hot tap water. Let sit to soften/melt and then measure.

Stir everything together, using fingers if needed, until mixed.

Press into a loaf pan (I used 2 mini ones), using your palms to flatten. Chill in the refrigerator till hard. Store tightly wrapped. Due to the coconut butter, the bars will get soft in warm temperatures.

Makes? Depends on your bar size….
http://gazingin.com/2012/04/27/coconut-macaroon-bars/

Keith Bassett
(keith_bassett)

Locale: Pacific NW
Coconut Flour and Coconut Oil on 04/30/2012 16:28:33 MDT Print View

We just made our easter cake with coconut flour, and coconut oil in the frosting. Tasty.

But, the mouthfeel on coconut oil at PNW room temps (65 in our house) is pretty greasy.

We'll have to try this recipe. :)

PS: You can mix coconut oil/butter with cocoa and a bit of a sweetener, then stick it in the freezer for a pretty tasty chocolate bar analog.

Edited by keith_bassett on 04/30/2012 16:29:48 MDT.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Coconut Flour and Coconut Oil on 04/30/2012 19:24:36 MDT Print View

I definitely like the mouth feel of the butter versus the oil...less greasier :-D Although Trader Joe's is carrying organic coconut oil lately!

Laurie Ann March
(Laurie_Ann) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
coconut and cacao on 05/01/2012 06:53:26 MDT Print View

We buy these...

Raw Cacao Bliss - Single Serving

The nice thing is that it is well packaged and can be used in the hotter weather. You have to knead the package to mix it well because it does separate. Totally yummy in a tortilla or as part of dessert.