Friday, November 11, 2011

Coconut-Raisin Bars

We almost always have a variation of this recipe in the freezer. They are great as snacks for the kids, a little treat for me... they are delicious and above all, a great nutrition alternative to prepackaged bars. This is the first time I have measured, I usually throw in a combination of what is in the cabinet, so feel free to change it up with what you like. The key is really to get the right amount of liquid (coconut oil and honey/maple syrup) to dry ingredient, and to really pack them into the pan tight. Aside from that, you can't mess these up!

Coconut-Raisin Bars
2 2/3 C Unsweetened Fine Shred Coconut
1/3 C Almond Flour
1 C Flax Seed Meal
2 Tbsp Cinnamon
1 C Raisins
1 1/4 C Coconut Oil
1/4 C Raw Honey

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
 In a small sauce pan heat coconut oil and honey and allow them to melt. You don't need it to boil, just warm enough to melt.
 Pour melted oil/honey into dry mixture and stir to combine. You want a wet sand like consistency. *Taste at this point to determine if you want more Cinnamon, more honey, ect.*
 Pour mixture into a parchment paper lined 8X8 Pyrex.
Cover with more parchment paper and press the mixture down. *Really make sure this is packed solid.*
Place mixture in the freezer for a couple hours.
Once frozen, remove and cut with a heavy knife.
Store in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

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