Ooey, gooey Magic Crack Bars that are paleo and oh so good!
I really didn’t know what to call these. Some people said magic bars, some said to call them orgasm bars. Anyway… they are a mix between a double chocolate turtle bar and hello dolly squares. And they are paleo. AND they are so freaking good they will blow your mind.
With a chewy chocolate cookie layer underneath the magical coconut caramel. This babies will get eaten up in no time!
Make sure to refrigerate your coconut milk before using, for at least a couple h0urs – overnight is better. When you open the can, scoop out the part that has thickened up into a cream and discard the excess water. If you find that the remaining part is very clumpy, you can give it a quick blend before putting into your pot.
Check out the recipe for my Paleo Magic Crack Bars below!
Paleo Magic Crack Bars
Make: 16 bars
For the chocolate cookie layer:
1/2 cup creamy cashew butter
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup coconut flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
For the caramel layer:
1 and 1/3 cups full fat coconut milk (chill in fridge before using and discard extra water – you can blend it up if it looks very chunky)
5 Tbsp organic coconut sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp fine grain sea salt
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup coconut flakes
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line an 8 x 8″ baking dish with parchment paper along the bottom and up the sides.
2. To make the cookie layer: Mix together the cashew butter, coconut sugar, and eggs until creamy, with a hand or stand mixer.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the coconut flour, cocoa powder and salt. Stir dry mix into the wet ingredients until fully combined. The dough will be very sticky, so chill it in the fridge for about 5 minutes until it firms up.
4. Once firm, press the chocolate cookie dough into the parchment lined baking dish, using slightly wet hands. Press it into the bottom of the dish. Bake in preheated oven for about 10 minutes.
5. To make the caramel, heat the coconut milk and coconut sugar over medium heat in a small saucepan, stirring to blend. Bring the mixture to a boil.
6. Once boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer and continue to cook, until mixture is thickened and a deep caramel colour.
7. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla, salt, chopped pecans and coconut, then spread the mixture over the cooked chocolate cookie layer and return to the oven to bake for another 12 minutes.
8. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with the chocolate chips. Cover with a tin foil to help them melt. Once they melt, use a toothpick to gently swirl the melted chocolate all over the top of the bars.
9. Chill in the refrigerator until completely cooled, then cut into squares and serve. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator. Enjoy!