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Darn that IKEA!

So I use to despise IKEA (especially on the weekends), just ask my buddy Marla, but now I have found a new love for the kitchen area. What a great place to help you get organized, which I so greatly need. Anyway, she was blogging about some amazing Almond Joy Bars from Elana’s Pantry so I had to make them early yesterday. I typically don’t eat the treats I make (try not to at least) but after going to IKEA yesterday afternoon and smelling those freakin’ cinnamon rolls, I came home and dove into the Almond Joy Bar and let me tell you, this is my new favorite treat. Not only are they absolutely fantastic (you have to try them!), but I love the simple ingredients. I hope you love them as much as I do!  Anyway, enjoy this rainy day treat. Here is the recipe:

  • 4 eggs
  • ¾ cup coconut milk (I used Trader Joe’s but Publix has some too)
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract (I used Vanilla)
  • ¾ cup coconut palm sugar (Love this stuff! I get it from Whole Foods)
  • ½ cup blanched almond flour (Do NOT use ALL coconut flour instead if you have allergies. It will be too dry so I need to figure out a good substitute)
  • ½ cup coconut flour (Whole Foods or online)
  • ¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cups unsweetened shredded coconut (Whole Foods)
  • ¾ cup dark chocolate chips (Whole Foods has 70% cacao chips)

-In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, coconut milk, almond extract and palm sugar
-In a smaller bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, salt and baking soda
-Mix dry ingredients into wet with a handheld mixer
-Stir in ½ cup of the chocolate chips
-Grease an 8×8 inch Pyrex baking dish
-Pour batter into dish, then sprinkle shredded coconut and remaining chocolate chips on top
-Bake at 350° for 30 minutes
-Cool for 1 hour (if you can wait that long!)