toasted coconut cashew energy bars
recipe via food52
2/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
2 cups unsalted cashews
1 cup medjool dates, pitted
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp sea salt
3 tbsp coconut butter
1 tbsp coconut oil
preheat oven to 350 degrees. spread the coconut evenly across a baking sheet and toast in the oven for 2 minutes, stir and then toast for another two minutes (or until golden and fragrant).
set the coconut aside and toast the cashews on the same baking sheet for 5 minutes (stirring 1/2 way through cook-time).
pit the dates.
add the coconuts, cashews, dates, cinnamon and salt to the food processor. because my processor is smaller, i had to do this in two batches. pulse the ingredients until you have crumb sized pieces. add the coconut butter and 1/2 of the coconut oil. pulse until the mixture forms clumps, adding more oil if dry.
spread mixture in a 8x8 baking dish lined with parchment paper. freeze for 20-30 minutes and then cut into bars. i cut mine into 16 snack-sized bars. wrap each bar in plastic wrap and store them in the refrigerator.
makes 16 bars
nutritional data per bar:
160 calories, 9.5 g fat, 3.8 g sat. fat, 18.4 mg sodium, 18.8 g carbs, 2.6 g fiber, 12.9 g sugar, 3.1 g protein