homemade chocolate cherry bars

Chocolate Cherry Bars

homemade chocolate cherry bars

Chocolate Cherry Bars Recipe 

You don’t have to sacrifice taste for health with these delectable homemade chocolate cherry squares — the perfect holiday treat for the season! Bring this healthy dessert to family potlucks, Christmas dinners, and holiday parties. These easy chocolate cherry bars will make a great addition to any event — just make sure you save some for yourself!

Ingredients

Filling

  • ½ cup dark chocolate
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp cherry bitters – available at Jill’s Table in London, Ontario or online
  • ¾ tsp stevia
  • ¼ tsp salt

Crust

  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup ground chia seeds (or flax)
  • 1 tbsp egg white powder
  • 1 package creamed coconut (meat not milk)

Directions

  1. Pulse crust ingredients in the food processor until a dough consistency is achieved but small chunks remain.
  2. Press crust into the bottom of a 10-inch square baking dish.
  3. Place all filling ingredients in a small pot and heat on low until completely melted.
  4. Pour on top of the crust and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  5. Cut into bite-size squares and enjoy.
  6. These are best kept in the fridge or freezer and enjoyed within a week.

homemade chocolate cherry bars

Trevor Ross

About Trevor Ross

As graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Institute, London born Chef Trevor Ross opened Calgary's Starbelly Restaurant in 2015. Eager to continue creating, he founded The Grass Roots of Food; adapting global cuisines into a nutritious, yet delicious in-home personal chef services for an affluent social class. He specializes in catering, interactive cooking demonstrations as well as consulting. As a strong advocate of scratch cooking, Trevor adds a healthy twist to classic cravings. Whether serving celebrities, business moguls, elite athletes or his family, Trevor's creative approach focuses on real, wholesome ingredients that encourage the entire body to thrive. In 2013, Trevor Ross Launched his website, www.trevorross.ca in order to extend the reach of his culinary efforts.