Chocolate Coconut Cookie Bars

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Source: Passion 4 Eating



Chocolate Coconut Cookie Bars

makes a 8×8″ pan

1 cup sugar (brown sugar or muscovado sugar, my favorite)
1/4 cup unrefined granulated sugar (if using sweetened coconut this is optional, follow your sweet tooth)
1/2 cup melted coconut oil or unsalted butter (be sure to cool before adding to sugars)
1 egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp fine sea salt (unless using salted butter)
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup dessicated coconut (I use fine unsweetened shredded coconut)

Preheat oven to 350°F

lightly grease a 8×8″ baking pan

Melt the coconut oil and allow to cool to about room temperature.

In a large bowl add the sugars and the cooled coconut oil and mix with a wooden spoon until combined. Then add the egg or equivalent and the vanilla. Beat again until well combined. In a smaller bowl combine the flour, baking soda and salt until well mixed then add to the sugar mixture. Mix until well blended but do not beat it to death. Add the chocolate and coconut.

When all ingredients are completely combined, scoop batter into the baking pan. Smooth it out, if the mix is a little dry press it evenly into the pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool slightly, if you can wait that long