Saturday, January 19, 2013
Coconut Agave Bars
This year I vow to stock my pantry with Agave syrup. I am going to eat healthier (again). I have done it before and I know I can do it again. But I am not willing to give up treats. The older I get the less desire I have to deprive myself of dessert. However, there are alternatives to straight up sugar.
I have discovered that I really like agave syrup as a sweetener. Agave is still a simple sugar but it is much sweeter and so can be used in lesser quantities in a recipe. And so on my next grocery store visit, I promise that I am buying a couple bottles. I don't ever want to run out again like I did when I was trying this recipe for Coconut Crack that I found on the Chocolate Covered Katie's healthy dessert blog. I am not going to rewrite her recipe. Go check her out. I did however have to double her recipe and add a little chocolate on the top. Because I crave chocolate. Just use semi sweet or dark chocolate to keep this treat from gaining too many calories.
I just melted a handful of chocolate chips by 10 second intervals in the microwave and drizzled on top of the chilled coconut bars. So yummy. I will be using this delicious recipe which kind of deserves it's name of coconut crack. I love that it uses coconut oil, agave syrup and no flour. Low carb, low sugar, low calorie.
Perfect for my new year's resolution of eat healthier but don't give up dessert.