Coconut Energy Bars

Since making a couple of raw desserts using dates, I started looking for other ways to use them.  I love the idea of just throwing a few ingredients into my Ninja and having a delicious, healthy dessert or snack in like 5 minutes.

Not using the oven saves so much energy….my energy – you know, preheating the oven, cooking, and cooling.  I just don’t have the energy for all that!  And I guess it saves the actual energy used by the oven too

These coconut energy bars only require a couple of simple ingredients, blend them, put into a pan refrigerate, cut and eat.  The real challenge is not eating them all at once!

Coconut Energy Bars

Ingredients:

1 cup walnuts

1 cup Medjool dates, pitted and halved (about 12)

1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted

Directions:

Add walnuts to food processor and pulse to a powdery form.  Add the dates slowly and combine thoroughly.  Add coconut and coconut oil until well blended (mixture will be pretty crumbly).  Pour mixture into an 8×8 dish lined with parchment paper and press flat.  Refrigerate for a couple of hours to allow to harden.  Using a knife, cut into desired shapes.

What is your favorite kind of energy bar?

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