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Healthy Millionaire's Shortbread Bars

Servings: 16 bars


Shortbread Crust:

  • 5 tbs Coconut Oil (melted)
  • 2 tbs Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 2 tbs + 2 tsp Agave Nectar
  • ⅔ cup + ¼ cup Oat Flour
  • ½ cup Brown Rice Flour
  • 1 tbs Ground Flaxseed
  • ½ tsp Salt

Caramel Layer:

  • 1 cup Light Coconut Milk (canned)
  • ¼ cup Coconut Oil (melted)
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ cup Agave Nectar
  • ¼ cup Water
  • 1 cup Granulated Erythritol
  • ½ cup  Sucanat
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract

Chocolate Layer:

  • 3.5 oz 85% Cacao Chocolate (melted)
  • 1 tsp Coconut Oil (melted)


For the Crust:

  • In a large bowl, stir together the melted coconut oil, applesauce, and agave.
  • Stir in the oat flour, brown rice flour, flaxseed, and salt. Form a ball with the dough, cover, and refrigerate for 45 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line an 8" brownie pan with parchment paper both ways.
  • Press the dough into the pan. Dock it with a fork, and bake for ~15-18 minutes, or until surface is dry and the edges are golden brown.

For the Caramel Layer:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, melted coconut oil, and salt.
  • In a medium saucepan, stir together the agave, water, erythritol, and sucanat. Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of the pot so there are no crystals above the surface of the sugar mixture.
  • Place a candy thermometer in the pot and place over medium-medium/high heat. Do not stir, let mixture come to a boil.
  • At 250 degrees Fahrenheit, turn off the heat and slowly whisk in the coconut milk/shortening mixture (it should bubble). Stop whisking once all is added and return to medium-medium/high heat.
  • At 245 degrees Fahrenheit, remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla extract. Pour hot caramel over the crust and let cool/firm completely at room temperature.

For the Chocolate Layer:

  • In a small bowl, stir together the melted hcocolate and coconut oil. Pour over the completely cooled and hardened caramel, and refrigerate JUST until the chocolate has firmed up. Do not refrigerate any longer than that. Slice and serve!
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Millionaire's Shortbread Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Sodium 110mg5%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 3g6%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Bars, Blondies & Brownies