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Chocolate Cherry Coconut Granola Bars on parchment with gold knife over head

Chocolate Cherry Coconut Granola Bars

  • Author: Aberdeen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 bars 1x

Description

A delicious, healthier, vegan dessert option or as a sweet treat for breakfast on the go with fresh cherries, coconut, and dark chocolate shavings. Gluten and dairy free!


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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups gluten free quick cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup, agave syrup, or honey for a non vegan option
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup shredded or shaved coconut
  • 1 cup fresh cherries, pitted and halved
  • 2 tablespoons dark chocolate shavings

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line an 8X10 baking pan with parchment paper and grease.
  2. In a food processor or grinder, pulse 1/2 cup of the oats until they resemble flour.
  3. In a large bowl, combine together all ingredients except for the cherries and dark chocolate shavings until completely mixed.
  4. Gently fold in the cherries and the dark chocolate shavings.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden.
  6. Remove and cool on a wire rack. Once cool enough to handle, place the pan in the fridge and chill over night.
  7. Cut to serve as desired.