Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Yummiest cookie bars EVER!

I have reconnected with an old friend on Facebook.  She lives in Hawaii now, so I don't get to see her.  BUT.... we send recipes back and forth.  She is a health nut like me only she is way healthier than me.

Her blog is Essentially Free.  And her name is Free, which I love.  This is the latest recipe, which by the way are divine, scrumptious, I can't stop eating them!

Coconut Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

1 1/4 C butter (to make them healthier use Coconut oil)
I used 1 C coconut oil

2 C sugar ( I used 1 C honey)
1/2 t salt
2 t vanilla
2 eggs
Mix above together and then add:

2 C whole wheat pastry flour
4 C oats
1 1/2 t baking soda
2 C chocolate chips
1 C coconut

If it seems to thick, add a splash of milk
it should be difficult to spread out, I used my fingers to spread it out.
Put in greased 12 x 17 pan for bars
Bake @ 375 for 15 min.

I only had an 11 x 16 pan, so I added 5 min to the baking time.

I couldn't wait till they cooled.

And I burnt myself on the melted chocolate chips.

The girls were all giggly watching me.

I have not let Sophie have one, I know technically coconut is a seed, but anything with the word nut makes me hesitant to give her.  Although I did rub coconut oil on her skin to see if a hive developed.  Which it did not. 
And if you want to get real technical, peanuts are really legumes.  Which explains why she got hives when she ate split pea soup one day.  So really nuts should be ok.  But I am just not willing to risk another episode of anaphylactic shock which could kill her quickly this time.  PHEW

Let me know if you try these bars and what you think of them!!


  1. You lost me at the word coconut. I flee from all things coconut. But I love, love the pic of your girls so it made it all worth it!

  2. Yummie yummie........so sweet......and what a lovely girls you have...you must be a proud mother !!..........

    Hugs from Ria


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