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Healthier Samoa Bars


  • Author: Kelsey
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Ingredients

Crust:

  • 3 cups almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup coconut oil (at room temp)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Caramel:

  • 2 ½ cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cup ghee, melted
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • ½ cup coconut sweetened condensed milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate:

  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper (helps to spray the pan with oil so the paper sticks!).  In a large bowl combine almond flour, egg, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla and ½ tsp salt. Once evenly combined, pour into the prepared pan and press it down evenly.  It will be a thin layer! Use moist hands so it doesn’t stick to them when pressing down.
  • Bake the crust for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned on the edges and on top.
  • While the crust bakes, pour the shredded coconut on a baking sheet and add it to the oven as well.  Bake for about 7-8 minutes, stirring the coconut halfway through, until it is lightly browned all over. Watch it closely because it can burn quickly!
  • In a medium sized microwavable bowl, combine ghee, honey, coconut sugar and coconut sweetened condensed milk and mix to combine. Microwave for 4 minutes on high.  Remove and stir in vanilla extract then add in toasted coconut and stir to combine. Feel free here to add another pinch of salt if you like salty caramel! 
  • Once the crust is done, let it cool for a few minutes, then pour the caramel on top and spread it evenly.
  • In a small bowl melt chocolate chips in the microwave for 30 second increments until smooth.
  • Drizzle ½ of the chocolate on top of the bars and let them cool completely in the refrigerator. 
  • Once cool, slice into squares and dip the bottoms into the remaining chocolate (you may have to re-melt if it has hardened).