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Coconut Energy Bars

Since making a couple of raw desserts using dates, I started looking for other ways to use them.  I love the idea of just throwing a few ingredients into my Ninja and having a delicious, healthy dessert or snack in like 5 minutes.  Not using the oven saves so much energy….my energy – you know, preheating the oven, cooking, and cooling.  I just don’t have the energy for all that!  And I guess it saves the actual energy used by the oven too 🙂

These coconut energy bars only require a couple of simple ingredients, blend them, put into a pan refrigerate, cut and eat.  The real challenge is not eating them all at once!

coconut energy bars

Coconut Energy Bars

Ingredients:

1 cup walnuts

1 cup Medjool dates, pitted and halved (about 12)

1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted

Directions:

Add walnuts to food processor and pulse to a powdery form.  Add the dates slowly and combine thoroughly.  Add coconut and coconut oil until well blended (mixture will be pretty crumbly).  Pour mixture into an 8×8 dish lined with parchment paper and press flat.  Refrigerate for a couple of hours to allow to harden.  Using a knife, cut into desired shapes.

What is your favorite kind of energy bar?

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5 comments on “Coconut Energy Bars

  1. I love this recipe. Simple and easy to make. We are a busy and active family, so we are always on the look out for healthy & quick-to-make recipes. I have several favourite energy bars, but our favourite one to make (right now) is this one – http://uberdish.ca/2013/09/14/banana-apple-oatmeal-energy-chews/ – especially with the Vega Maca Chocolate! 😉

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  3. Oh Yummy!! I like all of them. Lol hugs Paula xx

  4. […] of the other recipes I’ve posted (like these truffles, these peanut butter cookies, or these coconut energy bars), I sometimes don’t like to turn the oven on.  Call it lazy if you want, I call it being […]

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