Jam-Filled Passover Bars - An easy, one-bowl, "kosher for Passover" dessert! featuring matzo meal, walnuts, coconut, and raspberry jam. | www.heartandstove.com
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Jam-Filled Passover Bars

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 cup matzo meal
  • tsp kosher salt
  • ½ cup coconut oil melted & cooled to room temperature (OR you can substitute 1/2 cup vegetable oil, such as "light" olive oil or avocado oil)
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded coconut (you can use sweetened or unsweetened - I use ½ cup of each to limit extra sugar)
  • ½ cup raw walnuts chopped
  • 1 cup your favorite jam OR 1 cup homemade berry-chia jam (recipe for chia jam follows in "Notes")

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together sugar, matzo meal, coconut oil, and eggs. Mix in shredded coconut and walnuts.
  • Spread about half the "dough" mixture into the bottom of the pan. Top with even layer of raspberry jam. Spread remaining "dough" mixture on top of the jam, pressing it down lightly.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes. Let cool then slice into bars.

Notes

To make your own berry chia jam, combine in a medium saucepan:
2 cups berries of choice
juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsp sweetener (I used sugar, but you can also try honey or maple syrup)
Place over medium-high heat until berries begin to give off liquid, about 5 minutes.
Reduce heat to medium-low and let berries simmer another 5 minutes, lightly mashing with a spoon.
Stir in 2 tbsp chia seeds and let simmer additional 5 minutes until jam is thickened.
Set aside to cool while you prepare the dough.
Recipe adapted from www.carascravings.com