I made these and my kids LOVED them. They are pretty stinkin' healthy little creation & they were super tasty. I put a bunch of notes in, too, because, as usual, I made some adjustments. The original recipe came from Marilyn, our honorary Grandma and the best neighbor we've EVER had. Also, the original recipe is noted & my notes are in parenthesis . . .
1 cup coconut oil (yea, this comes in a 14 oz jar so I doubled just about everything from here forward & used the whole jar so I didn't have to measure and didn't have half a jar of gooey oil in the cabinet . . . so the original recipe calls for 1 cup . . . I used just short of 2 cups for a doubled recipe)
3/4 cup sucanat (yea, I subbed 1/2 cup for original recipe or full cup for my version of organic sugar)
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 medium eggs, at room temp
Beat the above stuff together until smooth & fluffy . . .
Combine . . . .
1 1/2 cups of flour with 1/2 cup of ground flax seed
Add that combination to the fluffy stuff from above & blend well . . . .
Stir in 1 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats . . . .
Add . . .
1 cup of shredded coconut
1/2 cup of walnuts (I used pecans because walnuts make my tongue itch)
2 cups of chocolate chips (I used 1 cup)
The original recipe says to let this sit for 30 minutes & then make cookies from the dough -- dropping by rounded teaspoonfuls onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes or until the edges begin to brown . . .
Well, I'm not much of a recipe follower . . . so I did not let this set . . . I pressed in into a baking dish/bar pan and baked it at 350 for about 30 minutes (I think). They were brown around the edges and sprung back to the touch . . . .
Cool . . .
Cut into bars . . .
Voila . . . super heathy granola bar alternative that my kids LOVED. I had LOTS of dough on this so I also make bites in a mini muffin pan . . also a huge hit :)