Pineapple Coconut Bars
 
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An all natural, gluten free, vegan, light fruit bar, made with pineapple, cashews and coconut.
Serves: 12 bars
Ingredients
  • Base:
  • 1¼ cups cashew meal ( I used Trader Joe's)
  • 3 tbsp.coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  • Filling:
  • 3 cup pineapple (I used frozen)
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • Topping:
  • ½ cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line a 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil, sprayed with cooking spray. Make sure you leave an overhang so you can pull the bars out.
  3. In a bowl, add cashew meal, coconut oil and maple syrup. Mix until combined and evenly press into prepared baking pan. Bake in oven for 10 minutes, until lightly golden. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a sauce pan over medium, low heat, add pineapple, maple syrup, water and cornstarch. Cook until thick and bubbly stirring constantly, while pressing down the pineapple with the back of the spoon; about 10 minutes. I used a potato masher to break the pineapple down a little at the end of cooking. Let pineapple mixture cool for about 5 minutes. Add mixture to baked crust.
  5. Sprinkle coconut over pineapple and bake in oven for 20-25 minutes, just until coconut is lightly golden.
  6. Let bars cool completely and cut into 12 squares.
Notes
Calories per bar: 141, Fat: 9, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 4, Potassium: 12, Carbs: 12, Fiber: 1, Sugar: 7, Protein: 2.4
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bar
Recipe by PB + P Design at https://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2014/02/28/pineapple-coconut-bars/