Coconut Cashew Bars

These Coconut Cashew 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 try and let me know your thoughts in the comments.

These Coconut Cashew Bars are a new Whole30 snack favorite. I made these with my Vitamix and they were so easy! Dates, coconut, and cashews blended together make a Larabar copycat recipe that's paleo and a healthy snack.

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 Bars were what I came up with. It was also a great way to show what the Vitamix 7500 could do.

Coconut Cashew Bars

 

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These Coconut Cashew Bars are a new Whole30 snack favorite. I made these with my Vitamix and they were so easy! Dates, coconut, and cashews blended together make a Larabar copycat recipe that's paleo and a healthy snack.

Related: No Bake Coconut Bars

I made this Larabar inspired snack with my Vitamix 7500.

I LOVE MY VITAMIX.

I use it at least once a day. From my morning coffee recipe to healthy avocado ranch dip to vegetable loaded meatballs.

These Coconut Cashew Bars are a new Whole30 snack favorite. I made these with my Vitamix and they were so easy! Dates, coconut, and cashews blended together make a Larabar copycat recipe that's paleo and a healthy snack.

The Vitamix 7500 has a 2.2 HP motor, that 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) and you can bet that I’ll be sharing it when I perfect a recipe.

Want one? You can purchase your own Vitamix 7500 on Amazon.

Whole30 Bars

These Coconut Cashew Bars are a new Whole30 snack favorite. I made these with my Vitamix and they were so easy! Dates, coconut, and cashews blended together make a Larabar copycat recipe that's paleo and a healthy snack.

These bars fall under Whole30 compliance since it contains only three ingredients: dates, coconuts, and cashews. I love using a base for coconut bars and adding in whatever ingredients I’m craving to complete it. More options would be to add dried fruit, almonds, and if even cocoa.

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 it smooth, it will be the consistency of a Larabar, add chocolate chips and it’s the cashew cookie kind!

These Coconut Cashew Bars are a new Whole30 snack favorite. I made these with my Vitamix and they were so easy! Dates, coconut, and cashews blended together make a Larabar copycat recipe that's paleo and a healthy snack.

This is the texture I stopped with, it was loose but I was able to press it together. If you want it smoother, it’s easy to make that happen. If you have leftovers, you can crumble it up for Strawberries with Coconut Cashew Crumble.

Coconut Cashew Bars Recipe

Randa’s Tip: The bars set best if left in the refrigerator or freezer to harden up

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Coconut Cashew Bars

These Coconut Cashew Bars are a new Whole30 snack favorite. I made these with my Vitamix and they were so easy! Dates, coconut, and cashews blended together make a Larabar copycat recipe that’s paleo and a healthy snack.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups pitted dates
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 2/3 cup unsalted cashews

Directions:

  1. Add all of the ingredients into a high powdered blender (I use the Vitamix 7500).
  2. Process on low for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper and press the mixture in, let set for an hour or two.
  4. Cut into 6.

These set best if left in the refrigerator or freezer to harden up.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 squares, Serving Size: 1 square

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 308 Calories
  • Total Fat: 12.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.6g
  • Sodium: 5.4mg
  • Carbohydrates: 51.8g
  • Fiber: 5.8g
  • Sugar: 41.4g
  • Protein: 4.6g
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These Coconut Cashew Bars are a new Whole30 snack favorite. I made these with my Vitamix and they were so easy! Dates, coconut, and cashews blended together make a Larabar copycat recipe that's paleo and a healthy snack.

Check this recipe out too: Coconut Breakfast Balls (leave out the coating to make it Whole30).

Disclosure: A big, loud shout out to Vitamix for supplying me with my dream machine and making this post happen. This post contains affiliate links.

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12 comments on “Coconut Cashew Bars”

  1. Your Coconut Cashew Bars look delicious and I love how wholesome they are! Visiting from Foodie Friday. Pinning! If you have time, please do pop over to my site and share these delicious, healthy treats with the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Have a lovely weekend! 

  2. These look so good! I love cashews but never had them in a recipe before. I’ll have to try these for sure!

    Kate | The Organized Dream

  3. Omgosh, these look delicious! They would be a perfect afternoon snack for me! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at Merry Monday this week!

  4. Easy and healthy is a good combo. Those look delicious.
    Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

  5. This is something my husband would love. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

  6. I made these last night, but unfortunately they never hardened together to form bars! The taste is still incredible, but they crumbled to pieces. (I ended up just using the crubs as “cereal” with unsweetened almond milk and mashed banana. yum!) Any suggestion for what I could improve for next time?

    • Oh no this never happened to me. They were soft, but not crumbly (unless I crumbled them myself).

      Did you refrigerate them? I just noticed that I didn’t add that in the notes of the recipe. I just did now. I made one batch where I let them set on the counter, and one batch in the fridge. The fridge hardened up quicker. The counter batch held together (but were soft) but I also pressed firmly in the pan.

      I hope that helps for next time. I’m glad to hear about your improvision though! That sounds so yummy! I crumbled mine with strawberries 😉

  7. Wondering if your cashews were raw or roasted?

  8. These are wonderful!!   Just curious if you’ve done the math and figured up approximately how much these are per “bar.”  (I lost my receipt ) We’re currently doing whole 30 and it has made our grocery budget go way up!  I was curious if you knew approximately how much these saved verses the regular Larabars.  

    • Hey Jessica,

      That’s a great question. No, I haven’t because I usually have dates and coconut on hand (now that I say that, I actually don’t today haha). A tip for making these a little more cost effective is to head to the bulk foods 🙂 If you find the price in your area, let me know and I’ll add it to the post.

      I’m in Canada and Larabars are pricey (but I love them). Here the best deal is at Costco and they’re $19 for a pack of 16 (if I remember correctly).

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