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Paleo Chocolate Lemon Squares

I love lemon desserts, and my non-Paleo mom taste-tested these and also gave them rave reviews.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 bars
Calories: 407kcal

Ingredients

Crust

Chocolate Layer

Instructions

Crust

  • Preheat oven to 350F 
  • In a large glass bowl add the coconut oil and butter and microwave for 45-60 seconds to melt the oils

  • Add the remaining crust ingredients to the bowl and blend well with a pastry blender
  • Line an 8x8 glass baking dish with parchment paper 

  • Pour crust ingredients onto parchment paper and press down well until you have an even layer
  • Cook for 15-17 minutes at 350F, until edges are golden brown

  • Remove from oven (but don't turn it off) 

Chocolate Layer

  • Place a small sauce pan on low heat on the stove
  • Place all ingredients except for the coconut flour into the pan and allow to melt, and stir to combine
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add the coconut flour, stir until dissolved
  • Pour onto lemon crust and spread with a knife to form an even layer (this is a thin layer)
  • Place back in oven and cook for another 10 minutes
  • Remove from oven and place the entire square into the fridge and allow to cool overnight
  • Remove from fridge, let sit for 10-15 minutes cut, serve and enjoy!

Notes

NOTE: Make the chocolate while the crust is cooking
NOTE: Allowing these to sit in the fridge overnight makes the lemon crust less crumbly as it reabsorbs moisture as it sits 

Nutrition

Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 42IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg