This is a fantastic treat to make for anyone who has a bit of a sweet tooth!
1/2-3/4 cup brazil nuts, coarsely chopped
1 cup honey or brown rice syrup
1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut
1 1/2 cups almond flour or meal*
3/4 cup chocolate chips
*Can be found in health food markets or you can make your own in a food processor or vita mix blender using blanched almonds.
These require no baking!
Line a 9″x11″ cookie sheet with waxed or parchment paper.
Chop brazil nuts. In a large saucepan heat honey over medium heat. Reduce heat to simmer for approximately 3-4 minutes, until thickened.
Add coconut, almond flour or meal and chopped nuts. Remove from heat and spread onto lined cookie sheet, approximately 1/2″ thick. Smooth out batter with wet fingers, sprinkle immediately with chocolate chips, allowing them to melt onto the warm mixture. After a few minutes smooth the melted chocolate with the back of a large spoon or spatula, to spread out. Sprinkle top with coconut. Aloow to cool in fridge, then cut into small squares or bars.
Sue’s notes: I found the bottoms a bit sticky, so after cutting them into squares I set them on a plate sprinkled with extra cocoa and coconut.