Maca Matcha Bars with Cocoa and Coconut Cream

  • Makes
  • 9
  • Prep Time (min)
  • 15
  • Cook (min)
  • 0
  • Carb Grams (g)
  • 32
  • Cook Difficult
  • 6


  • For the crust:
  • 1 Cup almonds
  • 1 ½ Cups dates, pitted
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp maca powder
  • ¼ Tbsp salt (optional)

  • For the filling:
  • 1 Cup coconut cream
  • ½ Cup coconut butter
  • 1 Tsp matcha green tea powder
  • 1 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp agave nectar


  • Food processor
  • Kitchen spatula
  • 6x9 Baking dish lined with parchment paper


  • Line some baking paper over a 6x9-inch pan and set aside.

  • First, you'll have to prepare the crust. In a food processor, combine all crust ingredients and pulse until well combined.

  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan and spread evenly. Gently press to form a crust and refrigerate for now.

  • Now, combine all filling ingredients in a food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy. Taste and add more agave nectar if necessary.

  • Pour the mixture over the prepared crust and flatten the surface with a kitchen spatula. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

  • Cut into 9 squares and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Maca Matcha Bars with Cocoa and Coconut Cream

Maca Matcha Bars - Ingredients

A combination of maca powder and matcha green tea powder definitely sounds too good to be true. These two superfoods are extremely healthy, each in their own way, and are able to provide a significant dose of nutrients on their own. But, when combined together into a lovely dessert, you get something truly special.

Maca Matcha Bars - Mixing

Two-layered maca matcha bars are made with thick and sweet crust based on chopped dates, cocoa powder, almonds, and maca powder. The topping, however, is my favorite part. A simple combination of tender coconut cream, agave nectar, and just a small amount of vanilla extract is bursting with flavors. Just one teaspoon of matcha green tea powder will give these brownies the most beautiful color you have ever seen and transform this fantastic recipe into your new favorite healthy snack.

Maca Matcha Bars - Cutting

Refrigerating these bars is extremely important because of the tender matcha green tea layer which is based on coconut cream and coconut butter. About two hours in the refrigerator will be enough to thicken the mixture which you can slice into bars. Also, make sure to keep these brownies in the fridge all the time because even a room temperature is enough to melt your matcha layer. I also like to keep a good stash of these brownies in the freezer which is not a bad idea for a healthy sugar load in the afternoon.

Nutrition information per serving: Kcal: 302, Protein: 5.2g, Total Carbs: 31.6g, Dietary Fibers: 7.5g, Total Fat: 19.9g

Maca Matcha Bars - Finished Products

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