Over the past couple weeks, I’ve really gotten into using Pinterest.
Yes, I know I’m a little late to the party.
Like this one.
This recipe is WAY more complicated than most of things I make.
It actually took me over an hour.
(I rarely ever spend more than an hour in my kitchen.)
It’s also probably one of the more decadent recipes I’ve ever posted. Definitely not an everyday indulgence, but maybe a fun treat to serve at an Oscar Party this weekend?
Or simply for Fat Tuesday?
Thanks a lot, Pinterest.
If you feel like spending more than an hour in YOUR kitchen to make these bars, the recipe is actually pretty simple. I used a few of my go-to recipes to create these layered bars, so I’d be guaranteed a tasty result!
Grain-Free Samoas Bars
makes 16 pieces
inspired by Pinterest
Preheat your oven to 350F. For the base, I whipped-up a batch of Grain-Free Shortbread cookie dough. (Using coconut oil, instead of butter)
Let cool while you prepare the rest of your layers.
Rather than coating the bottoms of these bars in melted chocolate (like the cookies), I opted for a middle layer of chocolate instead.
Melted Chocolate Layer:
- 3 oz. 70% dark chocolate
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
Evenly spread the melted chocolate over the cookie layer, then allow to set while you prepare the final layer.
Detox Macaroon batter + 1 Tablespoon Blackstrap Molasses, for a more caramel-like flavor.
*Note: For an extra-crispy crust on top, place under the broiler for 1-2 minutes–> but watch closely!! Sugar burns quickly, and smells awful. Not that I would know.
Allow the bars to cool for 20 minutes in the pan, then remove using the parchment paper, and allow to cool completely on a cooling rack.
Totally decadent, but totally worth it. Enjoy!
Fat Tuesday, indeed.
Reader Feedback: Are any of you celebrating Fat Tuesday? What’s the most decadent dessert you’ve made lately? These bars definitely take the cake for me, but at least they’re properly combined and grain-free!