Chewy chocolate-coconut bars

Prep 20 min
Total 2 hours 5 min
Makes 20

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Ingredients

2 cups
unsweetened dessicated coconut
1 cup
1/8 tsp
1/3 cup
white corn syrup
1 1/2 cups
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tbsp

Instructions

  • LINE a 9 × 5-in. loaf pan with overhanging plastic wrap. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  • WHIRL coconut with icing sugar and salt in a food processor until combined. Continue whirling, gradually adding corn syrup through the spout, until mixture starts to come away from sides of bowl. Scrape mixture into prepared pan. Press with the bottom of a measuring cup until top is even. Cover with overhanging plastic wrap. Freeze until firm, about 45 min. Discard wrap and invert coconut onto cutting board, then cut in half lengthwise. Cut each half crosswise into 3/4-in.-wide rectangles. You should have 20 bars. Put bars in refrigerator.
  • MICROWAVE chocolate with coconut oil in a small bowl until almost melted, 1 min. Stir until smooth. Take 5 bars from the refrigerator. Using 2 forks, dip each bar into chocolate until coated, then lay on prepared sheet. Repeat with remaining bars, dipping in batches.
  • REFRIGERATE until chocolate is firm, 1 hour. Trim edges with a paring knife. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to serve, up to 1 week.
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Nutrition

Calories 158, Protein 1 g, Carbohydrates 19 g, Fat 10 g, Fibre 2 g, Sodium 26 mg.

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