Lemon Macadamia Squares with Dark Chocolate Drizzle


Lemon Macadamia Squares with Dark Chocolate Drizzle

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 5 tablespoons date sugar, coconut sugar crystals, or preferred sweetener equivalent
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nut pieces
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons organic butter or ghee, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3.5 ounces of 72% dark chocolate
  • lemon twist for garnish, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease an 8×8 baking pan.
  2. Mix all ingredients (except for the egg whites, chocolate, and the garnish) in a medium bowl until combined. Set aside. (Note: these bars do not taste excessively sweet.  Take a quick taste of your batter if your prefer it sweeter and adjust accordingly)
  3. In a metal bowl, beat egg whites until medium peaks form.
  4. Slowly fold egg whites into the blended ingredients.
  5. Spoon batter into the pan and even out to the edges.
  6. Bake for approximately 30 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool.  Cut into small squares and transfer to a plate or a cooling rack.
  7. In a double boiler, melt chocolate.  Drizzle immediately over the lemon squares. Garnish with optional lemon twist.
  8. Enjoy!

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