Tastes just like Oskri coconut bars recipes

IMG_20140603_110500Every time we go to the Mennonite bulk food store, which is every few months, I like to get myself a treat.  One thing that I enjoy getting are Oskri coconut bars.

I really enjoy the taste of coconut and when you can pair it with healthy ingredients for a nutritional bar, I am sold!  The only problem that I have with these bars is that they are expensive.

I had to try and mimic these bars in a recipe.  After looking on the back I found that they contained only coconut and brown rice syrup.  I know the brown rice syrup is a controversial subject as far as it being healthy, so I wanted to find an alternative. I tried to scour the internet and didn’t have much luck finding a good recipe.  I had to come up with one on my own.

I really enjoy the pineapple, almond, and coconut flavored ones so that is what I made mine into.

You will need the following to make these:

  • 4 cups flaked unsweetened coconut, I used shredded but have since made them and liked the larger flakes.
  • 1 can unsweetened crushed pineapple–use 1/2 of the can–drained–squeeze out the liquid
  • 2 T coconut oil
  • 2 T honey
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

This recipe works best when mixed with your hands and then you can get the right consistency.  Line an 8 x8 glass baking pan with parchment paper.  Mix the ingredients together in a bowl.  The mixture should hold together when squeezed.

Press down into the baking dish and bake at 350 for about 15 minutes.

Take out of the oven, let cool, then freeze.  I then cut them up and set them in a plastic container and store in the freezer.  That way when I am needing a bar throughout the month, I have a nice treat all ready.  These are delicious!!!  I will not go back to store bought ones.

 

4 responses to “Tastes just like Oskri coconut bars recipes

  1. Wanda Moore

    What size can of pineapple do you use?

  2. Do you strain away the juice from the pineapples or use it in the cookies?

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