Recipe: Gluten & Sugar Free Coconut Pecan Bark

Gluten & Sugar Free Coconut Pecan Bark

 

Scouring the internet like I do sometimes, I came across a coconut bark that has no added sugar in it. I know the health benefits of coconut butter but with the added interest of lowering my intake of sugar I thought I’d give this recipe a try.

This bark doesn’t have a sweetness to it, but the combination of coconut, pecans and almonds lends a heartiness to it. You could add dried cranberries to the bark for a pinch of sweetness.

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Gluten & Sugar Free Coconut Pecan Bark

 

1 1/2 cups coconut butter

2 Tbsp coconut oil + 2 tsp for toasting

1/2 tsp almond extract

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup whole pecans, toasted

1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted

pinch of Maldon sea salt

1 cup unsweetened large flake coconut

 

Instructions: Line a 9×13 cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Heat 2 tsp coconut oil in a cast iron pan on medium heat. Then add almonds and pecans.


Gluten & Sugar Free Coconut Pecan Bark

Reduce heat to med-low and toast for 2-3 minutes, stirring to prevent burning.

Remove from heat and add a dash of sea salt.

Gluten & Sugar Free Coconut Pecan Bark

Melt coconut butter with coconut oil in a double boiler or in a large bowl over top of a saucepan filled with water.

Gluten & Sugar Free Coconut Pecan Bark

Add extracts, roasted pecans and almonds. Mix well.

Gluten & Sugar Free Coconut Pecan Bark

Pour mixture onto cookie sheet and spread into a thin layer.

Gluten & Sugar Free Coconut Pecan Bark

Press the coconut onto the top.

Gluten & Sugar Free Coconut Pecan Bark

Place the cookie sheet in the fridge for 15 minutes or so. Remove and slice into squares.

Gluten & Sugar Free Coconut Pecan Bark

2 comments add yours

  1. I like that although it doesn’t have any sugar, it doesn’t contain any artificial sweeteners either. Looks very natural!

  2. It is definitley not a sweet sugary treat, but if you add dried cranberries and maybe some dark choc bits it has a good smoothness.

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