These Paleo and vegan friendly magic cookie bars are a healthier remake of the classic dessert! You’ll never know they’re gluten, grain, dairy and refined sugar free!
M M M Magic, Magic, Magic
I got the magic in meeeeeeeee.
NAME THAT SONG. If you guessed “Magic,” welllll, you get an EXTRA Paleo Magic Cookie Bar. GO YOU.
But fer realsies.
I don’t personally have the magic in me but, you guys, these paleo cookie bars? M to the A-G-I-C is what you feel as your tongue tastes the crunchy crusty-goodness followed by the layer of crispety, toasted pecans then munches through that sweet, melty chocolate that I know your chocolate-ALL-the-things self will get REALLY excited over, THEN there’s flaky coconut andddd it all gets wrapped up in this crazy-good thick and creamy coconut milk and honey combination that sort of just makes your taste buds wonder what hit them.
And, I’m like THHHIIIISSSS sure (that’s the internetz equivalent of flinging your arms wide to show some really big amount of space) that you’re going to feel the magical-deliciousness right from the moment these perfect little paleo cookie bars enter your face-space, and probably even for a while after.
That may have been because I just sort of ate the whole pan at once though. You know how things like that just sort of happen in life sometimes right? Right.
Magic Bars/7 Layers Bars/ Hello Dolly Bars are not a new and happening thing that my food-creating brain dreamed up. Whatever you call them, they’ve been around since the dawn of time – or around there at least – and you’ve probably had them one billion times in your life.
Which means I kind of just want to be you. Consuming one billion paleo cookie magic bars is BASICALLY what my life goals look like.
But, I digress.
What you probably have not had is magic bars that are super-secret-ninja-like in the health category because they don’t got any of those gluten/grain/refined sugar/dairy things in them. Like, you caveman-eating friends AND vegan friends can eat a pan of cookie bars and still be like “I JUST STUCK TO MY DIET OF CHOICE AND STILL HAD DELICIOUS TREATS, WHATS UP!”
Or you could just eat one and think it’s really tasty…without turning into a gangster dessert-eating-person for some reason.
But, that would OBVI not be as fun.
There isn’t any kind of crazy ingredients in this recipe. Like, at all. We’re talking pantry staples here peeps:
Coconut flour/milk/oil, honey (or agave), almonds, chocolate chips and coconut flakes.
Dassss it. Simple stuff. Good stuff. Stuff that you probably ALREADY HAVE. A-L-S-O, you know when you think about really hard things like rocket science? Well, think of the OPPOSITE with these bars. It’s just a little press-in crust action, mix some coconut milk and honey until it gets nice and thick and then pour it on top with a few sprinkles of other yummy stuff.
BOOM. Jussss like that you are D to the O-N-E.
Protip though: make sure to let these babies set OVERNIGHT to achieve OPTIMAL coconut milk set-age (is that a word?)
Which means you should maybe just get off that thing that makes your face glow weird, some people call it a computer, and get your cookie-loving butt (is that as awkward to read as it was to type?) into your kitchen, so that the crunchy-creamy-sweet-crispy cookie bar magical-ness can be dancing down your healthy-dessert-loving-tongue ALL. WEEKEND. LONG.
BUTBUTBUT, before you you jump into cookie bar magicalness, can I just give you another protip so that you can make sure that cookie magicalness/greatness is actually achieved in your weekend? Awesome.
IF you are totally new to gluten free/paleo baking, I am going to HIGHLY recommend that these cookie bars are NOT your first attempt at baking with gluten free flours. I won’t lie to you, they can be a little tricky to NAIL DOWN. It’s helpful if you have a knowledge of baking without the gluten before you jump in. GOT IT?
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WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS PER SERVING: SMARTPOINTS: 9 POINTS+: 7. OLD POINTS: 5
Want more paleo bar desserts?
Paleo Magic Cookie Bars from around the web:
Ultimate Paleo Magic Cookie Bars – Peachy Palate
Healthier Magic Cookie Bars – Eating Bird Food
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