by lisa | 11 November 2012 12:31
I love coconut and I love chocolate. And I especially love them together. These bars are, for me, kind of a paleo-friendly version of a Bounty Bar, an Almond Joy and a fudge brownie all combined into one. I will not be eating them all myself, tempting as that may be (they are really, really good). I love trying out new things and making desserts, but I absolutely believe that treats should be for ‘sometimes’, not ‘all the time’. I’ll be taking these in to work or in to Fit2Day to share.
This part is actually a recipe that I have been making for years. I make little fudge truffles out of it. I roll the dough into balls and try not to eat them all. I thought the dough would make the perfect chocolaty base for this recipe. Feel free to just make this part and roll it into little truffle bites (they are really good rolled in grated coconut).
These are the dates and the cacoa powder that I use. I got the dates at Coop and the cacoa powder at Migros.
Put it all in a bowl and mix it up together until well combined. Spread this over your bottom layer and use a spoon to press it down firmly.
I tried to make these bars look all pretty by drizzling melted chocolate over the top. I’m pretty sure I’m not very good at drizzling…
I melted 25 grams of 70% dark chocolate (1/4 of a bar) over low heat. I don’t have a microwave, but that would totally work. Then you drizzle. Easier said than done. I used a spoon, but you could probably use a piping bag or something fancy like that. Then place your almonds on top in neat little rows so that you end up with one per bar.
Now put it in the refrigerator for an hour (or the freezer for 15-20 minutes if you are impatient like me) before using a knife to cut into squares.
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