Chocolate. I was talking about chocolate. I really love chocolate now. And coconut. I love coconut.
Why the change? I discovered real chocolate. Not the chemical laden, high fructose corn syrup carrying, light colored stuff they deem worthy of the name chocolate. Plus it’s not ethically made. That’s nasty. That’s mean.
The real, dark stuff. Now, that’s where it’s at.
Speaking of which, I need to find some chocolate in this house…can’t tell you about a chocolate recipe without chocolate hanging out of my mouth, now can I?
Ok, where were we?
Ah, yes, I was going to tell you about Unbelievable Chocolate Applesauce Bars.
What’s that you say? The recipe? Yes, we’ll get there. My, my, are we in a hurry? Ok, ok…here’s the recipe. Go make them. You won’t regret it!
Unbelievable Chocolate-Applesauce Bars
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 2 ounces of chocolate
- ½ cup sucanat(or organic raw sugar)
- 1 cup pastry flour
- 1 cup applesauce
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla (preferably homemade)
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ – 1 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)
Heat oven to 350°.
Melt coconut oil and chocolate over low heat until melted; remove from heat.
Stir in remaining ingredients.
Spread in a greased baking pan, and bake until top springs back when touched.
Baking Time Estimates:
- 13x9x2 inches ~ 20-25 minutes
- 9x9x2 inches ~ 35-40 minutes
- 8x8x2 inches~40-45 minutes
Cut into bars, 2×1 inch, while warm.
Yields: About 3 dozen
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