Cookie Crusted Healthier Magic Bars
Healthier magic bars with a cookie crust filled with chocolate, coconut and nuts!
- 1 (13.5 oz) can coconut milk full fat
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- pinch sea salt
- 3/4 cup shredded coconut unsweetened
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 F and prepare an 8x8 inch square pan with parchment paper for easy removal. Place the cookies into a food processor and pulse until small crumbles form. Add in the melted coconut oil and pulse until combined and the mixture resembles wet sand. Press the crust evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan and bake it for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, place the coconut milk, maple syrup and salt into a medium size pot over medium heat. Stir and bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer. Let the mixture simmer for about 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally until it thickens.
Evenly sprinkle the coconut, walnuts and chocolate chips over the crust and then pour the thickened coconut milk mixture over it. Bake the bars for 24-28 minutes. The tops and edges should start to golden. Let cool completely before chilling for at least 2 hours before cutting into bars and serving.
Store the bars in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.