Coconut Matcha Energy Bars With Almonds, Cashews and Hemp Seeds

  • Makes
  • 6
  • Prep Time (min)
  • 15
  • Cook (min)
  • 0
  • Carb Grams (g)
  • 18
  • Cook Difficult
  • 3

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup soft dates, pits removed
  • ¾ cup almonds, minced
  • ¾ cup cashews, minced
  • 3 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened dark chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp matcha green tea powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Utensils

  • Mixing bowl
  • Baking pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Sharp knife

DIRECTIONS

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine dates, minced almonds, minced cashews, hemp seeds, vanilla extract, and matcha green tea powder. Mix well with your hands until fully incorporated and add chopped chocolate. Knead until a smooth ball.

  • Line some parchment paper in a baking pan and place the mixture in it. Press with your hands to flatten the surface and sprinkle with more matcha green tea powder and coconut flakes. Refrigerate for one hour.

  • Remove the mixture from the refrigerator and cut into six approximately equal bars.

Coconut Matcha Energy Bars With Almonds, Cashews and Hemp Seeds

Looking for a perfect energy bars recipe? You have just found one! These lovely coconut matcha energy bars are homemade, healthy and so perfectly delicious that you'll be making them over and over again.

Almonds and cashews are combined with unsweetened dark chocolate, some vanilla extract, and beautifully tender dates into lovely green bar that are the best snack choice you can possibly have.

I like to prepare these with some unsweetened coconut flakes, but you can go for shredded coconut or even freshly grated coconut. Whatever works best for you will be just fine. And if you need a little extra zing, add one teaspoon of rum extract instead of vanilla and a pinch of freshly grated ginger. Enjoy!

 Nutrition information per serving: Kcal: 270, Protein: 8.8g, Total Carbs: 17.7g, Dietary Fibers: 4.2g, Total Fat: 19.7g

For this recipe, you can use any kind of nuts you have on hand instead of almonds and cashews. A  great option would be finely chopped walnuts which will give you an even crunchier texture and that recognizable taste. And to make the recipe even healthier, replace the dark chocolate with cocoa nibs and add one teaspoon of coconut oil. Combine, cut, and enjoy!