If you’re a mum with kids in school, chances are you’re all too familiar with school fundraisers. One of the most common fundraising initiatives at any school is a bake sale, and I’ve had the pleasure of doing one or two since my oldest started school.
Whether you’re whipping up sweet treats for a bake sale, or just need a sweet treat for a social gathering, these coconut bars are a definite winner! They are sweet, crispy and relatively healthy, so both kids and adults can indulge to their hearts’ content! The best part about these bars is they’re really portable, so you can wrap them up and pop them into lunch bags for the coming week.
Dark chocolate is full of antioxidant properties, and it tastes great. Coconut is one of my favourite baking ingredients, for a variety of reasons. It tastes great, has a smooth, silky mouthfeel, and is full of all kinds of nutritional benefits, as I’ve discussed at length in previous posts. Hemp seeds are full of protein and omega fatty acids, so they’re great for growing minds and bodies. They also contain zinc, iron, carotene, magnesium and complex B vitamins.
I chose to use almond flour for this recipe, because I like the light, flakey texture it gives to the bars. Rice flour or coconut flour would also work really well though. To add a bit more sweetness, I used rice syrup. It’s naturally sweet, and adds moisture to the bars to keep them chewy longer.
These bars are so easy to make, so they’re the perfect recipe when you need to feed a big crowd! Try them the next time you have a hungry group to feed- I guarantee they’ll be a hit! Eat well to live well!
- 1 ½ cup Desiccated coconut
- 1/2 cup Coconut oil
- 4 tbsp Almond flour
- 4 tbsp Brown Rice syrup
- 2 tbsp Hemp seeds
- 3 tbsp Dark chocolate
- 1. Mix the coconut, oil, flour, rice syrup and hemp seeds together. 2. Press the mixture into a baking tray, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. 3. Cut into bars. Melt the dark chocolate, and drizzle on top.