Homemade Lemon Coconut Energy Bars
Save money and make your energy bars at home-- they are so simple! These Homemade Lemon Coconut Energy Bars come together in minutes and at a fraction of the cost. Fresh lemon, coconut, dates, almonds and cashews--can't argue that's not a great ingredient line up for a nice pick me up!
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 10-12 medjool dates pitted
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Juice of ½ of a lemon (about 1 tablespoon)
- zest of one lemon
- pinch of sea salt optional
In food processor, mix cashews and almonds. Process until a fine grain-like consistency.
Add in dates, coconut, vanilla, juice and zest. Process until a dough forms. (scrape down the sides after a minute or so if necessary)
Press into a pan lined with parchment paper firmly. I use a 6x8in pyrex rectangular dish and it fits perfect. If you only have an 8x8 or 9x9 pan, just press don't press fully to the edges on one side. You can use a bread pan too--they will be pretty thick. Just make sure you PRESS these hard into the pan.
Chill for about 30-45 minutes and then cut into individual bars. Store in the refrigerator.
Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 319mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg