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VIDEO: No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Bars

These No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Energy Bars are the perfect sweet treat when your sweet tooth is calling to you! They are naturally sweetened and the perfect snack to get you to your next meal!

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 16 1x

Ingredients

  • 30 medjool dates (~2 cups packed)*
  • 1.5 cups raw cashews
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups of shredded unsweetened coconut

Instructions

  1. Begin by pitting 30 dates. Make sure your dates are soft and squishy. Place dates into a high-speed food processor and then add raw cashews and vanilla.
  2. Blend on high for 2 to 3 minutes, stopping a few times to scrape the sides.
  3. Once the dates and cashews are combined, add cocoa powder and salt and blend until combined. If your dates aren’t soft enough, you may need to add a teaspoon or two of water in order to get a sticky dough.
  4. Finally, add in shredded coconut and blend one more time. You can either leave your coconut more whole or fully pulverize into the rest of the bars.
  5. Once combined, your dough should be soft and feel like cookie dough.
  6. Line a 9×9-inch pan with parchment paper and then place dough in pan. Use your hands or a spatula to spread dough evenly into pan. The goal is to get everything to be the same height. Top with a little more shredded coconut and use your hands or spatula to press into dough.
  7. Before placing in the freezer, use a spatula to round the edges of the bars. Place in freezer for 30-minutes to an hour.
  8. Remove from freezer and take bars out of the pan. Cut the bars in half and then slice each half into 8ths. Enjoy!

Notes

*We used very moist dates. You may need to add a teaspoon of water to the food processor if your dates are dry.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/16
  • Calories: 242
  • Sugar: 31
  • Fat: 10
  • Carbohydrates: 39
  • Fiber: 5
  • Protein: 4

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