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Vanilla Chocolate Coconut Bars

Vanilla Chocolate Coconut Bars

Vanilla Chocolate Coconut Bars

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 45 to 50 minutes
Serves: about 39 pieces

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These satisfying coconut bars are perfect for an afternoon snack. Decadent enough to feel like an indulgent treat but packed with protein to curb the 3 o’clock hunger attack!

INGREDIENTS

Vanilla
2 cups (500mL) all purpose flour
1 cup (250mL)  unsweetened medium desiccated coconut
1/3 cup (75mL)  granulated sugar

6 tbsp (90 mL) vanilla protein powder (2 scoops)
1tsp (5mL)  baking powder
1 1/2 cups (375mL) Astro® Original Vanilla 4% Yogourt
1/2 cup (125mL) Lactantia® PurFiltre 2% Milk
1/2 cup (125mL) melted coconut oil
1   
egg
Chocolate
2 cups (500mL) all purpose flour
1 cup (250mL)  unsweetened medium desiccated coconut
1/3 cup (75mL)  granulated sugar

1tsp (5mL)  baking powder
1 1/2 cups (375mL) Astro® Original Vanilla 4% Yogurt
1/2 cup (125mL) Lactantia® PurFiltre 2% Milk
1/2 cup (125mL) melted coconut oil
1   
egg
4oz (125g)  bittersweet chocolate, melted

PREPARATION

1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly grease 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) metal cake pan.

2. Vanilla: In a large bowl, combine flour, coconut, sugar, protein powder and baking powder. In another bowl, whisk together yogurt, milk, oil and egg. Pour over dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Spread into prepared pan and set aside.

3. Chocolate: In a large bowl, combine flour, coconut, sugar and baking powder. In another bowl, whisk together yogurt, milk, oil, egg and chocolate. Pour over dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Carefully spread chocolate mixture on top of vanilla mixture. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a tester inserted into the cake comes out clean. Cut into bars. These freeze well.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Calories per serving: 190, Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 50mgs, Carbohydrates: 17g, Sugar: 8g, Protein: 4g

-One serving contains 4% of the % Daily Value of Calcium
-One serving contains 4% of the % Daily Value of Iron