Congo Bars


What to say about these bad boys….well, there is chocolate & alcohol in them, need I say more? Okay, okay…there is only one tablespoon of rum, but I swear even after baking, there is still a hint of rum looming in them. Regardless, they are delicious & have all been consumed already (I know, the horror)!

Here’s what to do…

  1. Preheat oven to 350degrees
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper – spread 3/4C pecans on paper & place in oven til golden brown (~ 12minutes) – remove & set aside
  3. Use the same prepared baking sheet & spread 1C coconut on paper & place in oven til golden brown (~5minutes) – remove & set aside
  4. In a large bowl mix 1/2C+2T coconut sugar, 6T Earth Balance buttery spread, 1 egg, 1T dark rum & 2t vanilla extract
  5. In another bowl, combine 1/2C+ 2T brown rice flour, 2T tapioca flour, 1/2t xanthan gum, 1/2t baking powder & 1/2t salt
  6. Pour dry bowl into wet bowl & stir
  7. Add cooled pecans, coconut & 1C coarsely chopped dark chocolate
  8. Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper & spread the dough evenly
  9. Place in oven for 15-20minutes

Remove & let cool – cut into 16 squares & serve with ice cream, YUM!!

Nutrition Info Per Bar (Serves 16): 180 calories – 11 grams of fat – 16.5 carbs – 2 grams of protein

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