When it comes to dessert, we have a firm belief that the best recipes don’t hold back. After all, there’s no such thing as taking one bite of cake or eating 1/6 of a donut.
And if there’s anything you shouldn’t hold back on, it’s these oh-so savory sweet maple bacon bars. (See why below).
This exclamatory dessert comes in two tiers: A crumbly, buttery bottom layer that’s similar to shortbread — but is so much better — and made from a mix of gluten-free coconut flour, coconut oil, eggs and a bit of sea salt. And a top layer that tastes like the kind of stuff you wanted to sneak straight out of the jar as a kid (sans spoon), with crispy bacon, coconut sugar and maple syrup coming together to create a sticky-sweet topping.
You’ll put the whole thing in the oven for 25 minutes and when it’s done, make sure to let it cool. This gives the cookie layer a chance to firm up and the bacon-maple syrup flavors to meld together, creating something that tastes like a pancake cookie hybrid. Um, yum.
Tip: Dip into that bacon mix while you wait.
OMG Maple Bacon Bars with Coconut FlourPrint Recipe
- 2 cups coconut flour
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 2 pasture-raised eggs
- 1/4 t sea salt
- 10 strips pasture-raised bacon
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a 9x13 baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cook bacon until crisp in a skillet and use a knife to crumble into small pieces. Place in a mixing bowl, then stir in coconut sugar and maple syrup.
In a separate bowl, mix coconut flour, coconut oil, eggs and sea salt. Mixture should be slightly crumbly. Pour onto baking sheet and press with hands into an even layer.
Pour bacon mixture over dough and spread with a spatula. Bake for 25 minutes. Allow bars to cool 20 minutes. Slice into squares and enjoy.