Coconut Cashew and Date Bars
These Coconut Cashew and Date Bars make a delicious, healthy, snack. Whether you’re Whole30, Paleo, or simply looking for a healthier snack or dessert idea, give these bars a spot in your weekly menu.
Coconut Cashew and Date Bars
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I wanted to create a healthy snack recipe that the majority of lifestyles could enjoy. Since I’m in the midst of a round of Whole30 right now, these Coconut Cashew and Date Bars were what I came up with. It was also a great way to show what the Vitamix 7500 could do!
For those of you who prefer a visual representation, I created the video above for a step-by-step demonstration of how to make these date nut bars.
The Vitamix 7500 has a 2.2 HP motor, which means it can blend cashews, coconut, and dates like a dream. The pulse feature also gives you the choice of the option of texture.
So what’s next with the Vitamix? I want to try soups — yes the Vitamix not only mixes the soup, but it heats it up too! You can bet that I’ll be sharing it when I perfect a recipe.
Why You’ll Love These Date Nut Bars
- Healthy – These date nut bars are Whole30 and Paleo approved for a healthy snack no matter your diet!
- Simple – These homemade energy bars only require 3 simple ingredients!
- No Bake – No baking is required to make these healthy Whole 30 bars!
Coconut Cashew Bars Ingredients
Can you believe you only need three ingredients for these Whole 30 bars?
Coconut Cashew Bars Recipe
- 9×9 pan
- Parchment paper
- This makes for easy cleanup!
- Vitamix 7500
- Or a food processor/heavy duty blender
How to Make Whole 30 Bars
The consistency of these coconut cashew bars is totally up to you. You can use the Vitamix until they’re completely smooth, or you can do what I did and leave some texture in them.
If you blend or process until smooth, it will be the consistency of a Larabar. If you add chocolate chips, it’s just like the cashew cookie kind!
Add the dates, shredded coconut, and unsalted cashews to a high powered blender. Process the homemade energy bars ingredients on low for 3-4 minutes.
This is the texture I stopped with — it was loose, but I was able to press it together. If you want it smoother, simply process for a bit longer.
Form the Bars
Line a pan with parchment paper and press the mixture evenly into it. Allow it to set for an hour or two before slicing and serving.
TBK’s Pro Tip: The bars set best if left in the refrigerator or freezer to harden up.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I have too much mixture to fit in my pan?
If you have leftovers, you can crumble it up to make Strawberries with Coconut Cashew Crumble. You can also roll the leftover mixture up into balls for homemade energy balls!
What makes these homemade energy bars Whole 30 approved?
These bars fall under Whole30 compliance since they contain only three ingredients: dates, coconut, and cashews.
I love using this recipe as a base for coconut bars and adding in whatever ingredients I’m craving to complete it. Mix-in options included dried fruit, almonds, and even cocoa!
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What are you favorite Whole30 snacks? Leave me a comment and let me know.
Coconut Cashew Bars
- 2 cups pitted dates
- 3/4 cup shredded coconut unsweetened
- 2/3 cup unsalted cashews
- Add all of the ingredients into a high powered blender (I use the Vitamix 7500).
- Process on low for 3-4 minutes.
- Line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper and press the mixture in, let set for an hour or two.
- Cut into 6.