Do you like coconut? Make these. They couldn't be easier, and they couldn't be tastier. They can be used as a sneaky way of including more coconut oil in your diet, or as a fairly guilt-free sweet treat.
I found the recipe here, and made only slight modifications:
- One cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
-1/4 cup pure maple syrup
-as much coconut oil as you can spare (I used approximately 1/2 cup but some might call that extreme. You need at least enough to keep the coconut combined.)
-1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
-1/2 teaspoon salt (I used this salt)
Mix the ingredients together in a small bowl. Press into a small square container lined with parchment paper. Cover with parchment paper, and set in freezer for at least 30 minutes. If you don't eat the entire thing in one sitting, they can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. It is completely your call. That's half the fun of cooking (plus two tablespoons): you call the shots.
If you must know, I just ate almost the entire stack of coconut bars shown in the above picture before sitting down to write this post. You can do the same, if you put your mind to it.
P.S. I have a question for you all! I would like to know which you prefer: when you comment on a blog, do you prefer to get a response via email, or a reply back in the comment section?
I go back and forth on this for JenEric Generation. When I comment on blogs, however, I love getting an emailed response back (which is what I currently try to do if you comment here), but when I go to other blogs, I love reading the blogger's responses to comments in the comment section. So, taking a poll, which do you prefer?
Thank you! One last thing: the comments this week have been extra fun, so thanks for generating discussion and validating why I love blogging, yet again. You guys are top notch.