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Somoa Gooey Bars

These Somoa Gooey Bars are loaded with extra gooey caramel, toasted coconut, and dark chocolate, layered on a crumbly shortbread. They will surely satisfy your Girl Scout cookie cravings without the guilt! They are easy to make and taste amazingly delicious, rich, and decadent! Grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, pegan and paleo!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut shreds toasted
  • 1 ¼ cup coconut flour (you can sub almond flour but then reduce the amount of coconut oil]
  • 1/4 cup + coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup coconut milk/cream one can of full fat coconut milk, cream only, save liquid for another use
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ cup chocolate chips Enjoy Life brand

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a pan over medium heat, toast the coconut shreds, moving them around the pan to ensure they are evenly golden, then set aside.
  3. Next in a bowl combine the coconut flour, salt, coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla and mix well until you can form a ball of dough with your hands. Add more coconut oil if needed. Dough will be crumbly.
  4. Push dough into a even compact layer in a parchment lined 8"x8" pan.
  5. Bake for about 10 minutes or until just golden brown.
  6. In a saucepan, over medium heat, combine the coconut cream, coconut sugar, and 2 tablespoons maple syrup. Let it come to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the caramel has thickened to a honey consistency.
  7. Pour the caramel on top of the shortbread, then sprinkle with the toasted coconut.
  8. Melt the chocolate chips in a saucepan over medium-low heat and drizzle it on top of the coconut and then let the bars chill for 30 minutes in the fridge, then remove and cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts
Somoa Gooey Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.