Coconut & chocolate bars

Coconut & chocolate bars

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

Makes 12-16 bars
Get the kids in the kitchen to help bake these tasty sweet treats with coconut cream, desiccated coconut and milk or dark chocolate

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per bar (16)

  • kcal240
  • fat17g
  • saturates13g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre4g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.1g
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Ingredients

  • 100g golden caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
    Golden syrup

    Golden syrup

    goal-dun sir-rup

    Golden syrup is a clear, sparkling, golden-amber coloured, sweet

  • 2 egg whites
  • 160g can coconut cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250g unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • 50g dried cranberries or dried cherries (optional)
  • 200g bar milk or dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces
    Chocolate

    Chocolate

    chok-let

    Chocolate as we know it in pressed

Method

  1. Line a 20cm square baking tin with baking parchment and heat oven to 180C/160C fan/ gas 4. Tip the sugar, golden syrup, egg white, coconut cream and vanilla into a mixing bowl and mix with an electric whisk until well combined. Add the coconut and dried fruit and mix with a spatula until the ingredients are all evenly coated in the egg white mixture. Tip into the baking tin, press down with the back of a spoon to compress and make an even layer, then bake for 25-30 mins until golden brown and firm to the touch. Leave to cool completely in the tin.

  2. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, or in short bursts in the microwave. Cut the coconut bake into 12 or 16 bars and remove the baking parchment. Turn the bars upside down and carefully spoon a little of the melted chocolate onto the base of each one, spreading with a knife to cover. Leave to set (pop in the fridge to speed it up if you like), then wrap the bars individually in baking parchment. Will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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pegasus-drive
19th Aug, 2015
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Made this and it just did not work at all ! - was too wet - I would use more like 350g coconut next time as it seemed too little coconut as to how the recipe was described it should be. Never had anything fail like this .....
cassiecooks
20th Aug, 2015
Hi Pegasus-drive, Could you let me know how the bars turned out once baked? The mixture is damp before baking, but the egg whites should bring everything together in the oven. It worked well for us, so would love to know how yours turned out. Thanks, Cassie
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