With this heat wave sweeping the nation, I think it’s time to make something cold. While we’re at it, lets make it sweet…and decadent. Avert your eyes if you’re trying to keep things low fat.
1 c unsweetened flaked coconut
3/4 c raw, unsalted macadamia nuts
3/4 c almonds
3/4 c melted coconut oil
1 Tbsp chia seeds
Pinch of sea salt
Start by preheating your oven to 350 ºF. Place your coconut flakes on a baking sheet and toast them for around 5 minutes til they’re lightly browned.
Set up your food processor and use it to combine your nuts and coconut oil until they’re nice and smooth. Add the coconut flakes and chia and mix everything together by pulsing a few more times.
Line an approximately 8″x 8″ pan with parchment paper and pour your mixture into it. Sprinkle a bit of sea salt on top and place in the freezer to solidify. They should be cold enough to serve in about half an hour. Cut them into bars to serve.
The original recipe for this uses all macadamia nuts. I love macadamia nuts, but those suckers are expensive, so we subbed in almonds for half the volume. Unsurprisingly with all the fat in them, these are really rich. They have a fabulous flavor and, hooray! lots of healthy omega 3s. They’re not in-your-face sweet, but they’re a wonderful treat!