Healthy Coconut and Almond Dark Chocolate Bars
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Serves: 12
These beautiful bars are sheer happiness in your mouth: a layer of toasted coconut flakes, coconut oil, almonds, and chia seeds topped with a thin layer of delicate chocolate and sprinkled with more chopped almonds. Yum.
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1½ cups almond slices
  • ¾ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tblsp. chia seeds
  • sea salt
  • 3.5 oz. dark chocolate
  • *if you are concerned about nuts manufactured on shared equipment with gluten containing products, prominently labels which products of theirs are certified gluten-free.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 ºF.
  2. Toast coconut flakes in a pan in the oven until lightly browned, about five minutes.
  3. Line a 9x12 baking dish with wax paper.
  4. Blend almonds and coconut oil in a super blender or food processor until very smooth. Add chia seeds and coconut flakes. Pulse a few times.
  5. Pour into lined pan. Sprinkle with salt.
  6. Place in freezer for 30 minutes.
  7. Melt chocolate in a small pot and drizzle over frozen coconut and almonds. Sprinkle chopped almonds on top and place back in the freezer for another 5 minutes. Cut into squares.
Recipe by Gluten Free Homestead at