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Dark Chocolate Nut Bars

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min (includes cooling and setting times)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 16 servings
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Ingredients

2 teaspoons virgin coconut oil

1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes 

1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts 

1/2 cup chopped walnuts 

1/2 cup chopped cashews 

1/2 cup trail mix (nuts only)

1 tablespoon ground flaxseed 

1/2 cup maple syrup 

1/3 cup honey 

Kosher salt 

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips 

Directions

Special equipment:
a candy thermometer
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Brush an 8-by-8-inch dish with 1 teaspoon of the coconut oil and set aside.
  2. Combine the coconut flakes, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews, trail mix and flaxseed and spread into an even layer on a baking sheet. Toast until lightly golden, 10 to 12 minutes, then transfer to a large heatproof bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine the maple syrup, honey and 1/2 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the temperature on a candy thermometer reads 260 degrees F, about 5 minutes. Immediately pour over the nut mixture and stir to coat. Use a rubber spatula to press the mixture into the prepared dish and let cool until set, about 30 minutes.
  4. To make the chocolate drizzle, combine the chocolate chips and remaining 1 teaspoon coconut oil in a medium heatproof bowl and place over a small pot of simmering water. Heat, stirring, until melted and smooth. (Alternatively, combine the chocolate and oil and microwave in 15-second intervals, stirring often, until melted and smooth.)
  5. Drizzle the chocolate over the mixture. When set, cut into bars and serve.