Paleo Toasted Chocolate Lemon Squares

Lemon Crust Ingredients

1 1/2 cups blanced almond flour
1 cup coconut flour (like this one
2/3 cup coconut oil (I recommend this one
1/3 cup grassfed butter or ghee (I use this kind
1/3 cup organic honey (find it here
1 tsp lemon extract (I use this brand
zest from 1 lemon
juice from 1 lemon
pinch sea salt
1 tsp baking soda
Optional: 2 eggs (this will hold the crust together but are not necessary if you don't tolerate eggs) 

Lemon Crust Directions

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

3. Add the remaining crust ingredients to the bowl and blend well with a pastry blender


4. Line an 8x8 glass baking dish with parchment paper 


5. Pour crust ingredients onto parchment paper and press down well until you have an even layer


6. Cook for 15-17 minutes at 350F, until edges are golden brown


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


Chocolate Layer Ingredients 

1/2 cup coconut butter (or manna, or concentrate) (Find it here

1/4 cup coconut oil (I like this kind

3 TBSP organic honey (like this one)  

3 TBSP organic cocoa powder (like this one) 

1 tsp organic vanilla extract (I use this type

1 TBSP + 1 tsp coconut flour (I use this brand

Chocolate Layer Directions

** Note: Make this while your lemon crust is cooking**

1. Place a small sauce pan on low heat on the stove

2. Place all ingredients except for the coconut flour into the pan and allow to melt, and stir to combine

3. Remove the pan from the heat and add the coconut flour, stir until dissolved

4. Pour onto lemon crust and spread with a knife to form an even layer (this is a thin layer)

5. Place back in oven and cook for another 10 minutes 

5. Remove from oven and place the entire square into the fridge and allow to cool overnight

6. Remove from fridge, let sit for 10-15 minutes cut, serve and enjoy!

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

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