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Coconut Macadamia Caramel Bars (Free From: gluten & grains, dairy, eggs, added oils, and refined sugar)

Coconut Macadamia Date Caramel Bars


  • Author: Audrey @ Unconventional Baker
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 bars
  • Category: Bars
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Description

Coconut, macadamias, and dates combine to form the most flavorful vegan snack bars. Rich and satisfying, they are gluten-free and smell so wonderful baking!


Ingredients

Bars:

  • 1 ½ cups raw macadamia nuts
  • 1 ½ cups shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ cup date syrup
  • 5 soft medjool dates, pitted
  • ¼ tsp salt

Optional Toppings:

  • powdered coconut water or milk*, a few macadamia halves, extra date syrup for drizzling

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F. Line an 8″ x 6″ tupperware container (or any oven-safe dish of a similar size) with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Process all bars ingredients in a food processor into a fine sticky crumble. Transfer the mixture into the prepared pan and press down into a flat even layer. Cover with a piece of parchment paper and press it down even more with a flat-bottomed object to compress the mixture as much as possible. Optional: press a few macadamia halves into the top.
  3. Bake in a pre-heated oven for approx 20 mins. Remove from oven and cool on a rack (they will appear softer at first but will firm up as they cool). Cut into pieces, dust with powdered coconut water (using a sieve), drizzle with extra date syrup and enjoy! Store leftovers in a sealed tupperware container.

Notes

*When buying coconut water or milk powder, be sure to check the ingredients. Some products out there contain dairy milk as an additive.

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