Keto Dark Chocolate Coconut Bars

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I found an interest in ketogenic dieting as I became more educated in concussion prevention and healing for my contact sport athletes. Knowing that following ketogenic nutritional protocol can cut their recovery time in half and possibly prevent concussions made me delve deeper into ketogenic research. As any other nutritional programming, I need to experience the program myself so I began following a ketogenic diet. Being able to feel the physical and mental adaptations myself as well as create recipes for my clients allows me to be the best coach possible and help clients adhere to changes. We all have a sweet tooth, even when in keto so I use these Chocolate Coconut bars as a go to for any snack or quick fat bomb on the go!

Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

Cocoa powder is the mixture remaining after cocoa butter is extracted from cacao beans. With no additional sugar added to the mix, it can be useful to add the desired chocolate flavor without the unnecessary calories and fat. Each cup of cocoa powder contains 1311 g of potassium, which is an essential mineral found in plants that regulates sodium levels, blood pressure and heartbeat.

By Nikki Nies, MS,RD, LD

Keto Dark Chocolate Coconut Bars

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 90 minutes in a freezer
  • Servings: 10

Ingredients

1 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
2 packets or 1 teaspoon of powdered Stevia or artificial sweetener
1 teaspoon vanilla or anise extract
⅓ cup coconut cream
4 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons unsweetened non alkalized cocoa powder

Instructions

1. Mix shredded coconut with coconut cream,1/2 teaspoon of the vanilla extract and 1 packet of stevia and blend well with a spatula or a spoon
2. Make a square out of the mixture about 4×6 inches on a baking pan. Line the pan with parchment or foil paper to prevent the block from sticking.
3. Place the pan in the freezer for about 90 mins
Chocolate topping
1. Mix coconut oil (liquified, if it is solid you can heat it on a stove top but do not make it too hot), cocoa powder, 1 packet of sweetener and 1/2 tbp extract together until well blended. Let sit at room temperature to prevent solidification.
4. Remove coconut bar from freezer
5. Cut into 10 even bars about 1″x3″
6. Dip the bars into the chocolate cacao topping until evenly coated and place the bars back onto the foil or parchment paper. (the topping will harden quickly)
7. Store bars in the fridge until eaten.

1. Mix shredded coconut with coconut cream,1/2 teaspoon of the vanilla extract and 1 packet of stevia and blend well with a spatula or a spoon 2. Make a square out of the mixture about 4×6 inches on a baking pan. Line the pan with parchment or foil paper to prevent the block from sticking. 3. Place the pan in the freezer for about 90 mins Chocolate topping 1. Mix coconut oil (liquified, if it is solid you can heat it on a stove top but do not make it too hot), cocoa powder, 1 packet of sweetener and 1/2 tbp extract together until well blended. Let sit at room temperature to prevent solidification. 4. Remove coconut bar from freezer 5. Cut into 10 even bars about 1″x3″ 6. Dip the bars into the chocolate cacao topping until evenly coated and place the bars back onto the foil or parchment paper. (the topping will harden quickly) 7. Store bars in the fridge until eaten.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving:  Calories: 128; Total Fat: 15 g; Saturated Fat: 13 g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 7 mg; Potassium: 1 mg; Carbohydrate: 5 g;  Fiber: 4 g; Sugar: 1 g; Protein: 1 g
Nutrition Bonus:
Vitamin C: 0%; Vitamin A: 0%; Iron: 4%; Calcium: 0%;
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3 thoughts on “Keto Dark Chocolate Coconut Bars

  1. Jaclyn

    Hi Kathy, hanks for your comment. That is not my quote the editors of the website added it . I wouldn’t use a quote from a RD or somebody who is anti-fat. I’m involved with a projected called The Real Skinny on Fat, and I use Ketogenic dieting as therapy for my athletes and other clients. You won’t find me speaking negatively about fat!

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    1. Recipe Team

      Kathy and Jaclyn: We have omitted the RD comment about fat. We apologize for the miscommunication about coconut oil and saturated fats. These keto bars are delicious! Enjoy.
      From, Further Food Recipe Editors

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  2. Kathy

    Thanks for the great recipes! Why have you included a quote. From a mainstream RD, though, who still believes the completely unfounded idea that saturated fat is bad? Check out Nina Teicholz’s book, The Big Fat Surprise for an exhaustive exploration of the so-called “evidence base” behind the claims that saturated fat is bad. The upshot is, there never was any and the leading nutritionists in the world finally admitted that at the recent Food for Thought conference in Zurich, Switzerland. If you google that, you can watch videos of the proceedings, including when they all agreed, at the end, that saturated fat is NOT bad for you. There is, instead, a great deal of evidence that saturated fat is essential for brain function and protective against heart disease.

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