Healthyish Magic Bars | Nutrition Stripped
Try these Healthyish Magic Bars if you love coconut, dark chocolate, pecans, and gooey desserts.
If you’ve had the classic Magic Bar or seven layer magic bars as they’re also called, then you’re in for a treat. These healthyish magic bars contain most of the ingredients used in the traditional recipe, yet with a spin without sacrificing any of the flavors.
What’s A Magic Bar?
Growing up in Ohio, we had magic bars at every holiday party every year since I can remember. One of my aunts would always make her version which is pretty representative of the traditional recipe using sweetened condensed milk, sweetened shredded coconut, butter, graham crackers, chocolate, and walnuts. All of those ingredients layered to make one magical, delicious, and super sweet decadent dessert.
A little goes a long way when enjoying magic bars even the healthyish magic bars!
The motivation to making a spin on this recipe was based on decreasing the overall amount of refined sugars added to the recipe, increasing even in small amounts, the fiber, and protein, while keeping the flavor reminiscent of the original.
Instead of using sweetened condensed milk, which is basically milk and sugar reduced to make a super sweet thick sauce, we’re going to use the famous Raw Caramel sauce. The Raw Caramel will give it that super sweet flavor and thick texture using maple syrup and the other star ingredients in that caramel.
The based of our healthyish magic bars is a mix of ground pecans, coconut flour, ground flax seed, and coconut oil or you can use ghee for that buttery flavor. On top of that you’ll add your favorite dark chocolate chips, then a layer of unsweetened coconut flakes, and top with the Raw Caramel. What you’re left with after baking and cooling, is a delicious bar everyone will love!