No-bake grain-free energy bars
 
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Serves: 8 bars
What you need
  • ½ cup dates, roughly chopped and pressed in to the measuring cup
  • ½ cup golden raisins (you can also try dried unsweetened cherries, cranberries, apricot, or other gooey dried fruit)
  • 2 cups nuts (I used a mix of almonds, pecans and cashews, which I know are not TECHNICALLY nuts sosueme, but the variety is up to you)
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (I use these)
  • ½ cup warmed coconut butter (sometimes called coconut manna or coconut cream concentrate; I use this brand, you can also get Artisana and Nutiva brands at health food stores)
  • 2 scoops of Vital Proteins collagen peptides for protein (OR 1 scoop of collagen peptides and 1 scoop of Vital Proteins whey protein)
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of cinnamon (optional)
What to do
  1. Put the dried fruit in a food processor and pulse until it's well-chopped and getting a little pasty.
  2. Add nuts, coconut flakes, coconut butter, protein (optional), salt, cinnamon and pulse until a nice blobby chunky mixture forms.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a 8x8 square baking dish lined with parchment paper and smush it down evenly into the dish with your fingers.
  4. Put the dish in the refrigerator to cool; after at least 1 hour, remove, cut into bars, and put bars back in the fridge until you're ready for one. (You can also wait and cut bars as needed.)
Recipe by Real Food Liz at https://realfoodliz.com/bake-grain-free-energy-bars/