|Maple Coconut Bars
|photo by recipe author
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
- 2 cups organic shredded coconut
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- dash of salt
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
Combine the shredded coconut and the coconut oil in a sauce pan and melt the oil over low heat. Stir often.
When the coconut oil has melted, add vanilla, salt, and maple syrup. Stir ingredients together until the shredded coconut has re-hydrated a little bit with some of the oil. This might take about 5 minutes.
Once the ingredients are well combined, pour the mixture into a 3 cup glass dish. Using a spatula, press the mixture down until it is firmly packed. Stick in the fridge for at least one hour.
Using a sharp knife that has been run under warm water, cut into bars or cubes of any size. If the bars are difficult to remove, place the bottom of the dish in a shallow pan of hot water for a minute to loosen them.
Recipe submitted by Jessica, Denver, CO