Cashew, Coconut & Cacao Bars
You’d be hard pressed to find a quicker healthy treat to whip up for the week!
These bars are packed with fantastic fats, good quality protein, fibre and cinnamon, all of which are friends of stable blood sugar levels.
So, next time you are thinking of reaching for junk, think again! Have these on hand and you’ll find they hit the spot in a most satisfying way.
Ingredients (makes 14-16 bars)
2 cups desiccated coconut (sulphur-free)
½ cup (120g) pitted Medjool dates
1 ½ cups raw cashews
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
A pinch of sea salt
4 tablespoons melted coconut oil
3 tablespoons cacao nibs
Place the coconut and dates in a food processor and process until well combined and resembling a fine meal.
Add the cashews, cinnamon and salt and process until the cashew is quite fine. Add in the coconut oil and process.
Finally, add in the cacao nibs and process briefly, just to combine (you want to leave them visible and textured).
Transfer the mix into a silicon loaf dish (or a loaf tin if you don’t have one) and press down firmly with your fingers to ensure it’s tightly packed. I then like to bash it with the bottom of a small measuring cup to get it super compact!
Allow to set in the fridge overnight.
Remove entire piece from the dish and place on a chopping board.
Slice into bars and store in an air-tight glass container in the fridge for a week or freezer for much longer.