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Chocolate Coconut Cookie Bars, vegan, gluten-free

These Chocolate Coconut Cookie Bars have twice the chocolate and coconut flakes for oodles of deliciousness. They have no added fats, and are gluten-free, soy-free and vegan, of course.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: gluten-free, Soy-free, Vegan
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 144kcal
Author: Vaishali Honawar

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups superfine almond flour
  • 1/2 cup vegan turbinado or cane sugar or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup aquafaba or chickpea brine (you can sub applesauce if you wish, but your cookies will be more tender and they could require a couple of extra minutes of baking time)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place all of the ingredients except the chocolate chips and coconut flakes in a bowl or in the bowl of a food processor. Mix or pulse until everything comes together.
  • Add the chocolate chips and coconut flakes and mix until combined. If you are doing this in a food processor, just pulse a couple of times until everything is mixed.
  • Line a 9 X 9 inch glass or metal baking pan with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
  • Pat the batter evenly into the pan. This batter is a little dry, but it should be moist enough to hold together when balled. If it's too dry, sprinkle on some aquafaba and mix.
  • Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool thoroughly on a rack, then cut into squares.

Nutrition

Calories: 144kcal | Protein: 2.3g | Fat: 7g | Fiber: 1.9g | Sugar: 15.5g | Calcium: 2% | Iron: 2%