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Chewy Coconut Berry Crumble Bars

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 squares

Description

A magenta mix of berries blanketed with oil-free oat streusel makes these Coconut Berry Crumble Bars an easy healthy snack or dessert with ice cream on top!


Ingredients

Crust/Crumble

  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup date paste
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger ((or cinnamon))
  • Pinch of salt ((optional))

Berry Filling

  • 2 cups frozen mixed berries
  • 2 tsps arrowroot starch ((cornstarch or tapioca starch works too))
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Optional: 2 tbsp coconut sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients for the crust. Stir to combine.
  3. Press half of the crust mixture into the bottom of an 8×5″ baking dish (or a loaf pan) lined with parchment paper. Save the other half for topping.
  4. In a blender or food processor, combine all the filling ingredients. Blend until the berries are broken down into small pebble-sized chunks.
  5. Pour the berry mixture on top of the crust. Press down firmly.
  6. Crumble the remaining half of the crust mixture on top pressing down lightly.
  7. Bake for 40 minutes at 350F or until the top is golden brown. 
  8. Cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving with optional ice cream. Keep leftovers in the fridge for up to a week.