Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal Bars

These perfect chocolate coconut oatmeal bars, are chewy, have textures from delicious and sweet coconut, the oats a touch of cinnamon, coconut oil and chocolate drizzled on the top. These taste just like the famous Girl Scout Samoa cookies. These are healthy and good for you, perfect granola bar for a sweet chewy treat, great for lunches for adults and kids, great on the go snack.

 I love these easy no bake, one or two bowl recipes that you only need a whisk and a spatula, and create something wonderful and great tasting like these, after I found this recipe I make these weekly for my kids for work or school. I love to make granola, granola bars and on the go healthy snacks for my family and this is a great one..

1/2 cup coconut oil, in liquid state ( you may need to melt in microwave if needed)
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
3 cups sweetened shredded coconut
2 1/2 cups quick cook oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch salt, if desired

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted for drizzling, optional


  1. Line an 8x8-inch pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray then set the pan aside. 
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine oil, corn syrup, sugars, and cook on high power for 90 seconds. Stop and stir the mixture, until combined and smooth, will be grainy, that is normal.
  3. Return bowl to microwave and cook for 80-90 more seconds take out and stir the mixture again
  4. Stir in coconut, oats, cinnamon, vanilla, and (salt, if desired). Pour the mixture in a little at a time, stir then keeping adding a little and stirring until all combined.  
  5. Pour the mixture out into prepared pan, packing it firmly down with a spatula.
  6. Melt the chocolate in a medium bowl, about 1 minute on high power, or until chocolate is smooth
  7. Even drizzle and swirl chocolate over bars
  8. Cover pan with foil  and refrigerate until set and firm, about 2-3 hours. Then you can slice bars into bars or square. You can keep stored in an container on counter or in fridge. Preferably in the fridge these will stay up to 1 month. So the coconut oil stays firm. 

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