The Truth About Blueberry Bliss Bars
A couple months ago I came across a recipe for Blueberry Bliss Bars. They are surprisingly simple and require only 4 ingredients! For those who don’t know, I am obsessed with anything blueberry. With so little ingredients, what could go wrong? (Blueberry muffins, blueberry coffee and frozen blueberries are my top contenders.)
The Blueberry Bliss story:
The recipe calls for creamed coconut, frozen blueberries, vanilla beans and maple syrup. I’ve never used creamed coconut before, so it took a little bit of online searching and aisle wandering before I found it’s cute little cardboard box in the Goya aisle. I really wasn’t sure what to expect, but the coconut cream came out of the box like a bar of soap.
This “soap” didn’t fit in my mini food processor as-is, so I hand-ground it up into pea-sized clumps first. Then I added vanilla extract because raw vanilla beans are out of my budget. Next I poured in a little bit of Canadian syrup and then added the blueberries.
After fighting to get the food-processor to process, it whirl’d and whirl’d and after a minute or two, it gave me a purpley surprise. It looks nothing like the pictures, which shows it as a white, fluffy looking bar of bliss. I followed the steps getting it into a parchment paper lined 8″x8″ pyrex dish and put it in the fridge to set for a few minutes, which didn’t do shit.
I needed it ready for the next morning, so I threw it in the freezer overnight which seemed to do the trick. I removed the parchment paper, cut up the little squares and served.
I think people liked them, or at least pretended to.
- Put in more coconut cream than it asks for. (It calls for 16 ounces, my boxes only gave me 12 ounces.) Buy the extra box and use it.
- Don’t use a mini food processor.
- Be prepared to put it in the freezer if you don’t want to eat it as ice cream.
- Sprinkle your extra blueberries on top while it’s still mushy. The blueberries will freeze to the bars and it’s fun to slice through them the next morning or watch them roll around if they didn’t stick.
Total Recipe Cost:
Less than $10.
Would I Make These Again?
Yes, following my own recommendations above.