If you are a fan of the Larabar you’re going to love these. After years of buying them I decided to try to make them myself. The ingredient list on the bars is so minimal I knew it had to be a simple task; I just couldn’t fathom spending the money on those things. A couple years ago I began trying different quantities and I think Ive got the perfect combination down. I prefer to roll them into balls because its so much more simple than cutting them into solid bars without crumbling. You’ll almost always find these in our fridge as they are such an easy, quick bite to grab on your way out the door. And they suffice wonderfully for a sweet fix, too.
I love that the recipe is flexible, to boot. If you don’t care for coconut, leave it out. If you prefer almond butter, by all means use it instead of the peanut butter. And use whatever nuts you love instead of cashews. So fun to play around with these…but the coconut cashew combo is a favorite around here.
Just pit the dates…
Place them in a food processor bowl with the cashews and peanut butter and process…
Add in the coconut, flax meal and sea salt and process again…
And you’ll have a loose “dough”…
Roll into balls and nosh away.
So simple and fast to whip up…and such an awesome, nourishing treat to feed the family!
Coconut Cashew Bites
Note: Medjool dates can be found in the produce section of most supermarkets
2 Cups Medjool Dates, pitted
2 Cups Raw Cashew Halves or Pieces
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Peanut Butter
3 Tablespoons Water
1/4 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
2 Tablespoons Flax Meal, optional
1/4 Teaspoon Sea Salt
Place the dates, cashews and peanut butter into the bowl of a food processor. Process for 1-2 minutes or until the dates and cashews are finely ground (there will be some small cashew pieces still in tact). Add in the coconut, flax and sea salt and process for another minute or until the mixture resembles a semi-crumbly dough. Scoop by heaping tablespoons and roll into balls. Store in the fridge for up to two weeks.