No-Bake Cacao Date Energy Bars Recipe

No-Bake Cacao Date Energy Bars Recipe

These energy bars are loaded with nourishing plant-based nutrition and they work well as packable snacks, breakfast replacement bars or even dessert! Full of bold flavor, chewy and super easy to make, they’re also vegan and gluten free.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup Navitas Organics Cashew Nuts

½ cup coconut flakes

½ cup Navitas Organics Cacao Butter

½ cup pumpkin seeds

2 cups Medjool dates, pitted

¼ cup Navitas Organics Cacao Powder

 ¾ cup Navitas Organics Chia Seeds

1⁄3 cup maple syrup

Sea salt

Pecans, optional

DIRECTIONS

Line a square baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.

In a food processor, add the cashew nuts, coconut flakes, cacao butter and pumpkin seeds. Pulse for a few seconds until everything is broken down into small pieces.

Add in the dates, cacao powder, chia seeds, maple syrup and pinch of sea salt. Pulse for a few more seconds until all ingredients are well combined and chopped to your preferred texture.

Scoop the mixture into the prepared baking pan and evenly spread out using a rubber spatula, keeping it about ½ to 1-inch in thickness.

Cover baking pan with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until firm, about 2-3 hours. Once firm, gently remove mixture from the baking pan using the parchment paper and cut into bars.

Makes 8 bars

 

Submitted by Shanika Graham White of Orchids + Sweet Tea

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Servings

8 bars

These energy bars are loaded with nourishing plant-based nutrition and they work well as packable snacks, breakfast replacement bars or even dessert! Full of bold flavor, chewy and super easy to make, they’re also vegan and gluten free.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup coconut flakes
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 cups Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1⁄3 cup maple syrup
  • Sea salt
  • Pecans, optional

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Directions

  1. Line a square baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a food processor, add the cashew nuts, coconut flakes, cacao butter and pumpkin seeds. Pulse for a few seconds until everything is broken down into small pieces.
  3. Add in the dates, cacao powder, chia seeds, maple syrup and pinch of sea salt. Pulse for a few more seconds until all ingredients are well combined and chopped to your preferred texture.
  4. Scoop the mixture into the prepared baking pan and evenly spread out using a rubber spatula, keeping it about ½ to 1-inch in thickness.
  5. Cover baking pan with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until firm, about 2-3 hours. Once firm, gently remove mixture from the baking pan using the parchment paper and cut into bars.