Lemon Coconut Gooey Granola Bars
What a beautiful Sunday with sunny skies and a lovely breeze:)
One of my favorite Easter memories is from when I visited Rome. I remember the sound of church bells echoing through the streets as people hustled to the Vatican. So many gorgeous flowers on display in every color imaginable throughout the courtyard. I was easily captivated by the sun reflecting off the intricate architecture. A city so rich with art and history, on that day was full of inviting warmth. After four years studying Latin, Rome was everything I thought it would be! If you ever get the chance to go..I highly suggest you do it:)
So..while I'm being all sappy and nostalgic, I decided to make a rich, yellow dessert to remind me of Italian bakeries.
1 3/4 cups organic toasted coconut granola (saw this at Trader Joe's and snatched it right up)
7 Tbsp softened butter
4 tablespoons coconut flour
2 cups of raw honey
1/2 cup lemon juice
Mix butter and granola..line 9x13 inch baking pan..bake at 350 for 20 min
Mix remaining ingredients in bowl..pour onto baked granola
Bake 20-25 minutes
Cut into squares
Sprinkle with lemon zest
Sit in the sun, smell some flowers, and dream of sunny Italy!