• Prep Time
    5 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    5 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 9
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    Coconut and Macadamia Granola Bars

    Guatemala produces some of the best macadamia nuts in the world. Here, the natural combination of macadamia nuts and coconut makes you feel like you have been transported straight to the tropics.


    Ingredients
    For the Granola
    1/2
    cup
    granulated sugar
    1/2
    teaspoon
    salt
    1/4
    teaspoon
    ground cinnamon
    1/2
    teaspoon
    ground nutmeg
    1
    cup
    roasted and unsalted macadamia nuts (chopped roughly)
    1
    cup
    Shredded coconut
    1/3
    cup
    peanut butter
    1
    teaspoon
    vanilla extract
    6
    tablespoons
    melted butter
    1/4
    cup
    honey, maple syrup, or corn syrup
    2
    cups
    rolled oats
    1/3
    cup
    oat flour
    For the Simple Syrup
    2
    tablespoons
    sugar
    1
    tablespoon
    water
    Directions
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 x 8 pan with butter or cooking spray.
    Make the simple syrup: In a small bowl, combine two tablespoons of sugar and one tablespoon of water. Heat in a microwave for about a minute (or on the stove) until sugar is completely dissolved into water and a syrup has formed. Keep warm until ready to mix.
    In separate bowls, combine dry ingredients, up to shredded coconut. Mix wet ingredients, including simple syrup, and whisk together until combine. Add wet ingredients to dry using a rubber spatula until completely absorbed. Mixture will be crumbly.
    Press oat mixture into the pan, applying pressure to pack the dough into the pan. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown. The mixture will still feel a little soft to the touch. Let cool completely; putting the pan in the refrigerator helps with this.
    Once cool, cut into nine pieces, or to desired size. Stores in the fridge for up to two weeks.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 9
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