These bars are an antidote for anyone addicted to coconut rough. Coconut rough could possible be one of the most addicting foods on this planted! However chocolate, oil, sugar and coconut are hardly a part of a healthy diet.
These bars help satisfy that itch and unlike coconut rough, contain fibre, which is filling so you wont go an eat the entire batch. These are also gluten and refined sugar free with healthy fats used.
You could also make them vegan by substituting the egg with a flax-egg.
These are a great pre-workout snack, giving you a boost of energy (without making your blood sugar levels go crazy). They certainly made my 10km run this morning that little bit easier.
Healthier Coconut Rough Bars
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 cup natural smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup granulated stevia
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup rolled oats (to ensure GF make sure they are certified)
desiccated coconut to sprinkle
1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350F). Grease and line a square pan around 8 x 8 inches.
2. Place the coconut oil and the peanut butter in a microwave safe mixing bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds until the oil is melted and the peanut butter is soft.
3. Add the coconut and stevia, mixing till combined. Add the chia seeds, rolled oats and the egg, again mixing until combined.
4. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before cutting. Enjoy!