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Coconut Xagave Snack Bars

  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 2 3/4 cup almonds, raw, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup Xagave
  • 2/3 cup Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup currants, dried apricots, or other dried fruit (optional)
  • 3-4 oz. unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 tsp. vanilla powder
  • 2 T coconut milk powder
  • 1 tsp. salt

Line 9x9 pan with wax paper.

In a hi-speed blender or food processor, combine 2 cups raw almonds, Xagave, melted coconut oil, vanilla, and salt. 

In a separate bowl, combine oats, 3/4 cup shredded coconut, coconut milk powder,  half of remaining chopped almonds, and currants or dried fruit of your choice. Stir almond mixture  into dry ingredients. Reserve left over almonds, shredded coconut and chocolate for topping.
Spread mixture into pan. Cover top with wax paper and press evenly to compact. In a small pan, heat chocolate on low, stirring constantly until melted. Spread evenly over top of bars and sprinkle with remaining shredded coconut and chopped almonds. Let set at room temperature overnight uncovered.
Yields 25 bars.

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