With a combination of nuts, seeds, shredded coconut, and matcha green tea powder, these flavorful energy bars are definitely road-trip-worthy. Sweetened only with dates, they’re a healthier alternative to most store-bought energy bars and contain a balanced amount fiber, healthy fat, and plant-based protein to keep you fueled for whatever adventure lies ahead.

Raw Coconut Matcha Energy Bars [Vegan]

Serves

8

Cooking Time

10

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup dates, pitted and quartered
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon matcha powder, plus additional for sprinkling
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cacao nibs
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
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Preparation

  1. Combine almonds, cashews, hemp seeds, vanilla, and 2 teaspoons matcha powder in food processor and pulse until well-combined. Mixture should stick together like a dough when pressed. Add cacao nibs and pulse just enough for cacao to be dispersed throughout.
  2. Line a small baking dish with parchment paper (so bars are easier to remove later) and add bars to dish. Use hands or the back of a spoon to press the mixture down until it is compact and smooth. Sprinkle coconut and additional matcha on top and press down with the back of a spoon.
  3. Place the dish in the freezer for one hour. Remove bars from dish by pulling out parchment paper.
  4. Cut into eight bars and wrap with parchment paper if desired. Store in fridge for up to one week.
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