Dark Chocolate and Coconut Oat Squares

Did somebody just say ………. COCONUT{???}

COCONUT.

Yes.  Coconut.  It is amazing.  It is my weakness.

And these little babies are quite the perfect treat/snack for any coconut lover out there.

Dark Chocolate and Coconut Oat Squares

1/2 cup vegetable {canola} oil

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

2 cups oats

3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1/4 cup dark chocolate pieces

1/4 cup raisins {optional}

Preheat oven to 350.  In a large bowl combine oil, sugar, vanilla extract, and egg.  In another bowl combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and oats.  Add dry ingredients to wet and stir until combined.  Add coconut, dark chocolate and raisins {if desired} to the mix and combine gently.

You can then roll large spoonfulls into balls and flatten into a cookie like shape on a sprayed baking sheet {or use parchment paper}  I tend to not have much skill, or patience, in this department which explains why so many of my desserts are….squares.  I flattened out the entire mixture, baked, then cut into squares before cooling.  Bake for 6-8 minutes for cookies or around 10 – 12 for squares.

Squares or no squares.  Any way you have it, coconut is delicious 🙂

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2 comments

  1. Oh how scrumptious! Oddly, even though I’m not the hugest coconut fan, I can’t resist them in cookies (especially when chocolate’s involved!)


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