Paleo 7 Layer Bars | Healthy Holiday Sweets | A Sweet Pea Chef

Hey there, Lacey here with A Sweet Pea Chef. And today, I’ve got seven layers of delicious,
unrefined, sweet goodness. I’ve partnered with Bob’s Red Mill to bring
you some delicious paleo seven layer bars. So let’s get started. Go ahead and start by preheating your oven
to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and line a square baking dish with some parchment paper. For our first layer, we are gonna be making
an almond meal crust. So in a large mixing bowl, add Bob’s Red Mill’s
almond flour, pure maple syrup, coconut oil. We’re gonna mix this together until it all
gets nicely combined, and you’re gonna want it to be a dough that it sticks together when
you press it. Now, transfer this mixture to our prepared
square pan, and we’re gonna press this into the bottom using our fingers, or a spoon. You want it to be an even layer across the
entire bottom of the casserole pan. Now, transfer this to the oven, and we’re
gonna cook it for about 14 to 16 minutes. What we’re looking for is for it to come lightly
golden brown around the top. Then, remove it from the oven, and we are
gonna add our second layer which is chopped macadamia nuts. We’re gonna go ahead and put it all around
that top almond crust, and we’re going to press it in using our hands very gently so
it just kind of sticks in there. Over our macadamia nut layer, we’re gonna
add some unsweetened shredded coconut for our third tasty layer. Go ahead and just spread this out as evenly
as possible. Then, add a layer of dark chocolate chips,
and make sure to get a high cacao percentage. Seventy percent or higher is the best for
the least refined sugars, and the most beneficial for your health. Now, we need to make our salted caramel sauce. So, in a pan over medium heat, we’re gonna
add some coconut oil, and pure maple syrup. We’re gonna stir this together until it’s
fully melted. Once it’s nice and hot, we’re gonna add in
some almond butter, and then whisk that in until it’s very smooth. Then remove this mixture from the heat, and
then we’re gonna stir in some vanilla extract and a little bit of sea salt to make it a
salted caramel. Drizzle this salted caramel sauce over the
top of the dark chocolate morsel layer on our seven layer bars, and then top that off
with a layer of chopped almonds. For our final layer, we’re gonna be making
a homemade condensed coconut milk, which has two ingredients. So in a sauce pan over medium high heat, we’re
gonna combine full fat coconut milk with some pure maple syrup. We’re gonna bring this mixture to a very low
boil, and then reduce the heat to medium, and what we wanna do is simmer for about 15
to 20 minutes until it reduces by about a half. It’s gonna become a very thick, dense, delicious,
condensed coconut milk for us to use. Now that it’s nice and reduced, we’re gonna
take that and pour it over our seven layer bars to make our final layer. And in order to evenly spread out our coconut
condensed milk, just go ahead and pick up the casserole dish, and kind of move it around
to get all of it to go everywhere. Now, return the pan to the oven, and we’re
gonna cook it for about 25 to 30 minutes. What we’re looking for is for it to become
bubbly around the top, become a little golden brown, and just be all delicious and tasty. Then, remove it from the oven and allow it
to cool to room temperature, and then you can either refrigerate it or you can freeze
it. Freezing is a little bit faster, but refrigeration
works fine. Once it’s nicely set and cold, we’re going
to cut it into squares. So these paleo seven layer bars make a great
gift this Holiday season, and show someone that you care about their sweet tooth and
their health. Thanks so much to Bob’s Red Mill for sponsoring
this recipe. Definitely pick up their almond flour so that
you can make these delicious paleo bars today. Thanks so much. I’ll see you next time.

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Reader Comments

  1. Truth

    Wow what a great recipie, I love your videos, you are so great at talking/explaining and also at showing each step 🙂 Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  2. Kori Skene

    Oh wow, every layer is delicious! I love the condensed coconut milk, thats such a cool idea. I dont think i can get my hands on macadamia nuts but I assume i can easily replace it with peanuts, hazelnuts or extra almonds?

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