Toasted Coconut Macaroon Bars

Toasted Coconut.  Can there be anything better?  These WERE going to be Almond Joy bars, although they all got eaten before I got the chocolate on them, lol

  • One can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2.5 cup unsweetened coconut
  • dark chocolate (Belgian ideally).  chips, chunks, or whatever you have on hand.
  • nuts – Almonds for Almond Joy bars

Toast your coconut in a 350° oven for about 10 minutes, then mix into your milk until the coconut is fully coated.

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Press a small spoonful of your coconut mix into the bottom of your perfect petites (https://danakayal NULL.epicure NULL.com/en/product/1004231) pan, add nuts

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Layer more coconut mixture and press down.

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Bake for about 12 minutes at 350.

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Once bars are cool dip in melted dark chocolate.  All mine disappeared right away!

Want to enjoy as a cookie instead?  Check out this recipe (http://www NULL.momontimeout NULL.com/2016/07/almond-joy-cookies-just-4-ingredients/)!

 

Breakfast Quinoa

Okay, new favorite breakfast!

2/3 cup Frozen Mixed Berries (I prefer Costco’s Organic, lots of varities)
2/3 tsp Summer Berry Dip Mix
Heat 2 mins in steamer

2/3 cup cooked Quinoa
Cottage Cheese
Greek Yogurt

2 Tbsp Nuts
1.5 tsp Chia seeds
1/3 cup diced strawberries

¼ cup Greek Yogurt mixed with 1/3 tsp Carrot Cake Mix

Almond Berry Protein Bowl

Oats dislike me so I did a variation on overnight oatmeal.
1/3 cup Cottage Cheese
1/3 cup milk. 1/3 cup cooked Quinoa. 1T chia. Splash of Vanilla Extract & 1/4 tsp Almond Extract. 1 tsp Epicure’s Summer Berry Dip mix and 1/4 tsp Cinnamon. Combine in bowl and set in fridge overnight. In the morning warm 1 cup of frozen berries for 2 mins. Add another 1/2 cup of Quinoa and your overnight ‘oatmeal’ mix. Stir to combine. Top with Almonds. I prefer this served with 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt instead of more Quinoa although need to Grocery shop!! Makes a delicious and nutritious Good Food Real Results breakfast!