Sunday, September 4, 2016

Lemony Snicket Pistachio Bars

This Paleo-inspired version of the typical lemon bar brings to mind Lemony Snicket, known for his unexpected twists and turns in children’s books.

Why aren’t these yellow? Where is the lemon? Why are they so crunchy? Why aren’t they taller? There are explanations for all of the above.

Coconut sugar gives them the rich brown color. Freshly squeezed lemon juice punches out an invisible flavor burst in each bite. Pistachio nuts only add to the intrigue. And, of course, gluten-free flour has less rise.

Set your kids up for a lovely afternoon with a lemon bar, glass of almond milk, and any quirky adventure book in the beloved Lemony Snicket adventure series here.

My Paleo Marin Rating: 2.5 Persimmons


Ingredients & Directions:

The recipe is found at The New York Times link here in “16 of Our Most Popular Lemon Desserts.” Modifications:  (1) use Cup4Cup Gluten-free flour in both the crust and the filling; and (2) substitute 3/4 cup coconut sugar for the cane sugar in the filling.

Makes 16 bars.

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*My Paleo Marin Rating between 1-5 Persimmons
I try out these recipes so you don't have to (and modify them for Paleo where possible). The rating will reflect my opinion of the final result in terms of taste, ease of preparation, nutrition, and sometimes, cost.