Let me just tell you, right off the bat, my favorite fat is Bacon Fat. That said, my second favorite might just be Coconut Oil. Not only does it taste awesome, but what other fat can you simultaneously bake and slather on your skin to moisturize?! Okay, I’ve done it with pork fat but…let’s focus here.

Tropical Traditions sent me their Virgin Coconut Oil to taste test and review and when I received the quart container, I was giddy with excitement. Fat in a glass container?! This baker was in heaven! I transferred some into a squeeze bottle and rubbed it on my skin; I wanted to bite it off! Ahem. It smelled so beachy!

Coconut-Chocolate Bars
Yield: 10 small-squares
These are great energy bars, as well as an extra side to your breakfast! 
Frost them with your favorite nut butter, and you’ve got a great afternoon snack! 

1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup oat flour
1 medium carrot, shaved
1 tsp vanilla paste
1/4 cup raw sugar
1 tbsp curd/jam/jelly*
1 large egg
2 tbsp golden flax seeds
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup chocolate chunks

Simple as pie (if pie were simple): Stir all ingredients together until incorporated. Pour unto pan greased with coconut oil (not ONE crumb stuck to the pan!) Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool; cut into squares. Enjoy!

*Jam/Curd: I added an organic Cranberry-Orange Curd I had in the fridge. For flavor, for moisture, for fun. You can add any jam you have in the fridge or just add a little more coconut oil to replace the moisture.

These bars are gluten-free and dairy-free but can easily be adapted to become:
Vegetarian: Remove egg and replace with flax seed paste.
Sugar-Free: Use dark chocolate chunks and replace raw sugar with agave. Also use sugar-free jam/jelly.

Win a Quart of Virgin Coconut Oil! Just leave a comment telling me what you would make with it if you won.   Anyone with a U.S. & Canada shipping address can enter! Deadline Friday, June 10th at 9am EST.
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Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

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