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Following a paleo lifestyle, and still need some magic in your life? Then these paleo magic cookie bars are just what you’re looking for.
This past holiday season, I really wanted to provide a special dessert at our family gatherings that was grain-free and dairy-free, and no one would suspect was void of processed ingredients.
So, of course—I took my challenge to the Pinterest database, and ended up stumbling upon magic cookie bars, also known as seven layer bars. I could immediately tell magic cookie bars could easily be made grain-free and dairy-free, without sacrificing taste.
After experimenting with creating a “condensed” milk from coconut milk, and using the perfect amount of cashew meal for the crust—I do have to say, this magic cookie bar recipe totally knocks it out the park. In fact, they were such a hit with friends and family, it was kind of a drag because there wasn’t any leftover for us to hoard to ourselves post-holiday. Oh, the perils of success.
If you’ve never tried making a condensed milk with coconut milk before, don’t be intimidated. It truly couldn’t be easier as long as you follow the instructions, and consistently stir. Also, if you have a different nut meal on hand, you can easily substitute them into the recipe. The combination below is what I’ve found works best in terms of texture and flavor.
And lastly, I highly recommend getting unsweetened coconut flakes as opposed to shredded coconut for the magic cookie bars. These can easily be found at your nearest organic grocery store.
The larger coconut flakes give the magic cookie bars a much crunchier and thicker texture, which is what makes them taste so incredibly delightful and indulgent.Print
Have any questions about this paleo magic cookie bar recipe? Ask away in the comments below!