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Chocolate Citrus Bars

Gluten Free Chocolate Citrus Bars

A wonderful pairing of orange and chocolate makes for a delicious treat!
Course Gluten-Free
Keyword Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Author Rachel

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tsp orange peel grated
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped apricots
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/2 cups baking cocoa

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease 9x13 baking pan.
  3. In large mixer bowl, beat shortening, sugars and eggs until light and fluffy. Add orange peel and vanilla; blend well.
  4. Stir in flours, baking soda and salt.
  5. Stir in chopped apricots, walnuts, and baking cocoa.
  6. Spread mixture into greased pan.
  7. Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Allow to cool, then cut into bars.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is inspired by "California Chocolate Bars" in Hershey's Chocolate Lover's Cookbook.