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Raw Coconut Bars


So now that I’m not pregnant, I have no excuses for my terrible eating habits, I can’t justify having chocolate right before bed anymore. I’ve tried to eliminate refined sugar from my diet but find that I’m still craving something sweet at the end of meals. I came across these bars on Pretend Health Freaks and thought I would give them a shot. I altered some of the ingredients since I didn’t have them on hand, they turned out delicious! I made them with the 3 cups of shredded coconut in the middle layer however, I would recommend only using 2 cups as it’s just a tad too much coconut.


2/3 C almond meal

1/3 c coconut flour

2 Tbsp coconut oil

2 Tbsp honey

1 Tbsp cocoa powder

1 tbsp coconut milk or water

Coconut Center

3 C shredded coconut

3 Tbsp coconut milk

2 Tbsp coconut oil

2 Tbsp honey

1 tsp of cinnamon

Chocolate Topping

2 Tbsp coconut oil

2 Tbsp honey

1 Tbsp cocoa powder

1 Tbsp peanut butter

Handful of Cacao Nibs


Line an 8×8 pan with some parchment paper and then mix the ingredients for the base. Spread a layer across the bottom of the pan and put it in the fridge while you’re working on the middle section.

Mix the ingredients for the coconut centre together in a blender. If you use less cups of shredded coconut and more coconut oil you’ll get a better consistency for pouring. Once mixed, pour or smooth the layer over the base layer.

For the chocolate topping, just mix in a bowl and then pour over the entire pan. I sprinkled some cacao nibs before putting the bars in the freezer. Put the bars in the freezer until the chocolate has set.

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Nikki is the owner/director of Seasons Family Centre. She completed a diploma in photography at Fanshawe College, followed by a degree in psychology at the University of Western Ontario. Shortly after she finished a post-graduate diploma at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute. She is a Registered Canadian Art Therapist. Over the next few years she extended her education through various courses in psychology, counselling and play therapy at George Brown College, Hincks Delcrest and Cross Country Education. For the past several years Nikki has been running art programs all across the city of Toronto at various schools, community centres, libraries and private homes. She also runs play therapy groups at Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Offices as well as private art therapy sessions. Nikki has taken several courses in baking and cake decorating through the Wilton certification program.


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