toasted coconut cashew energy bars

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

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