With a combination of nuts, seeds, shredded coconut, and matcha green tea powder, these flavorful energy bars are a healthier alternative to most store-bought energy bars.
AuthorThe Grateful Grazer
1 1/4cupsdatespitted + roughly chopped
1tspvanilla bean or pure vanilla extract
1tbspmatcha powder + additional for sprinkling
2tbspcacao nibs unsweetened
1/4cupunsweetened coconut flakes
Combine dates, almonds, cashews, hemp seeds, vanilla, + 2 tsp matcha powder in food processor and pulse until well-combined. Mixture should stick together like a dough when pressed. If mixture is falling a part, add a few more dates and process again until combined.
Add cacao nibs and pulse just enough for cacao to be dispersed throughout.
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 back of spoon.
Place dish in freezer for at least 30 minutes.
Remove bars from dish by pulling out parchment paper. Cut into bars + store in fridge for up to 1 week.
This recipe originally appeared on GratefulGrazer.com.