Desserts

Chocolate Coconut Caramel Bars

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These Chocolate Coconut Caramel Bars have three addicting layers – a chocolate coconut crust, the best coconut "caramel" filling, and a dark chocolate topping! (gluten-free, Paleo + vegan)

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Base
1½ cups shredded unsweetened coconut
1¼ cups old fashioned oats
1 cup almonds
½ cup cocoa powder
½ tsp salt
½ cup melted coconut oil
1 tbsp vanilla

Filling
25 pitted dates
1½ cups coconut cream
¼ cup melted coconut oil

Topping
200 g 80% dark chocolate
¼ cup honey
¼ cup coconut oil
Preheat oven to 325ºF. Line an 8 x 8-inch pan with parchment paper. Add shredded coconut, oats, almonds, cocoa powder, and salt to the bowl of a food processor. Process until flour-like consistency. Add...
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Nutritions

Calories
987

Sodium
284mg
11% DV

Fat
19g
30% DV

Protein
11g
22% DV

Carbs
207g
70% DV

Fiber
22g
90% DV

Skip store-bought cans, because you can't beat the sweet, savory and smoky taste of homemade baked beans with bacon and molasses. The old-fashioned beans cook slowly in the oven for hours, developing a rich, thick sauce. Baked beans from scratch are the perfect side dish for your next cookout or potluck, and a simple lunch or dinner entrée when paired with cornbread or Boston brown bread!

1 lb. dried navy or Great Northern beans
1/2 lb. bacon
1 medium onion
1/2 c ketchup
3/4 c molasses
2 T apple cider vinegar
2 t dry mustard
2 c chicken broth
kosher salt and black pepper
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  • Place beans in a large bowl or pot. Cover with water by 2 inches. Cover and let stand overnight. Drain and rinse the beans.
  • Place the beans in a large pot and cover with fresh water (about 1...
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Nutritions

Calories
461

Sodium
983mg
40% DV

Fat
12g
19% DV

Protein
13g
26% DV

Carbs
73g
24% DV

Fiber
8g
34% DV