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It’s hard to be efficient and productive while working on this blog when I need to get up every minute for another PB Coconut Square. But, if I put the whole bag in front of me, then I would just eat them all at once. At least by having to walk to the fridge each time, I eat a little less. 😉 These are yummy and addictive, but luckily they are good for you!
Modified from this recipe.
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (I buy one ground at the store with nothing in it but peanuts)
- 1/3 cup honey (or agave)
- 1 cup coconut flakes, processed if they are large (I used unsweetened flakes that are just dried coconut)
- 1/2 cup ground flax seed
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Optional: 1/3 cup chocolate chips, mini if you can find them without dairy
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
Line a 9 x 9 glass baking pan with wax paper or parchment (larger than 9 x 9 so that it comes up the edges). Spoon mixture into pan, distributing evenly. Use a spatula to press firmly into the pan. Freeze for about an hour. Remove from pan by lifting up wax paper. Cut into squares with a large knife. Transfer to a container or bag for storage in your refrigerator (or freezer).
**Chef’s Note** Our family loves these so much that I usually make a double batch and use a 9 x 13 pan instead!!