Raw Cacao Energy Bars

Easy raw dessert that doubles as a post-workout energy bar with good-for-you ingredients: coconut oil, dates, almond butter, and cacao nibs. A super energizing treat that’s gluten-free, vegan, sugar-free, and raw.

Raw Cacao Energy Bars

This recipe comes from my friend Lee-Ann in South Africa. And, it's an easy raw dessert that doubles as a post-workout energy bar with good-for-you ingredients: coconut oil, dates, almond butter, and raw cacao nibs. A super energizing treat that's gluten-free, vegan, and raw.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 20
Author Tania Van Pelt

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unrefined organic coconut oil
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 2 cups raw cacao nibs
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. Soak the dates for about 20 minutes in hot water, once they're soft, drain the water.
  2. Soften the coconut oil (place the container in hot water).
  3. Place the dates, sea salt, coconut oil, and cacao nibs in high speed blender or food processor until blended.
  4. Add almond butter and stir until all ingredients are incorporated.
  5. Spread the mixture on a cookie sheet or in a 9x13 glass or tin dish. Freeze for 30 minutes, and then slice into bars.

Recipe Notes

All these ingredients, including the cacao nibs, are readily available these days at most grocery stores. This recipe yields a good amount of bars, keep refrigerated or in the freezer until ready to use.