Easy Healthier Magic Cookie Bars (Gluten Free)
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5 from 2 votes

Easy Healthier Magic Cookie Bars

Easy Healthier Magic Cookie Bars are a lightened up healthier version of an age old favorite cookie. Chocolate chips, coconut & nuts layered on an almond flour crust.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 cookies
Calories: 138
Author: Stephanie

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 tbsp. coconut flour
  • dash of salt
  • 3 1/2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup

Coconut Milk Cream

  • 1 can full fat coconut milk 13.5 ounces
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Cookie Bar Layers

  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped
  • 1 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips * divided (1/4 cup optional topping)
  • 2/3 cups unsweetened coconut flakes divided

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line 8 x 8 square pan with parchment paper.
  • In medium sauce pan combine ingredients for coconut milk cream.
  • Bring to boil and reduce heat to simmer. Cook about 25-30 minutes until reduced in size by 1/3 to 1/2 making sure to stir every couple minutes.
  • Meanwhile for crust pulse pecans in food processor along with almond flour and salt.
  • Add to small mixing bowl. Melt coconut oil with maple syrup and add to almond flour mixture. Combine well.
  • Press crust onto parchment lined baking pan with fingers or back of spoon.
  • Bake in preheated oven 8-10 minutes. 
  • Remove from oven and set aside.
  • Press a couple tbsp. of chocolate chips into the crust. Then layer with chocolate chips(reserving about 1/4 cup for topping), chopped walnuts, chopped pecans, coconut flakes(reserving couple tbsp. for topping).
  • Pour coconut milk cream over top of layers and top with remaining coconut flakes.
  • Bake in preheated oven 25 minutes till set.
  • Remove from oven and cool 15-20 minutes on cooling rack. Then refrigerate at least 1 hour prior to cutting.

Notes

Optional: add chocolate chips to top of bars when you first remove from the oven.
*Use dairy free chocolate chips for Vegan friendly
Store in fridge in covered container up to a week(they seriously won't last that long though)

Nutrition

Calories: 138kcal