Whenever I go food shopping (which, btw is like my favorite thing to do) one of my favorite isles to visit is always the one with organic and healthy foods.
While on one of my usual organic isle strolls this summer, I discovered the most delicious raw, vegan bars that were just out of this world. My favorite combo? Berry-Coconut. Ever since then, I’ve been obsessed.
A few days ago I came across this awesome recipe and I knew that I had to give it a try. The bars came out amazing. They are actually very similar to my 5 Ingredient Raw Caramel Bites and I’d go as far as to say that these bars are even better than the ones I get at the store.
CRANBERRY COCONUT APRICOT RAW BARS*
1 cup of dates
1/2 cup raw, unsalted almonds
1/2 cup macadamia nuts (you can also use cashews)
2 TBS coconut oil (you can also use honey if not vegan)
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup dried apricots
1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
Place nuts, cranberries, dates, and apricots in a food processor and blend until well-combined and the texture becomes sticky. Add coconut oil and blend to combine. Add flaked coconut and blend just until well-combined. Shape into equal-sized bars and wrap in parchment paper. These can be stored in the fridge for a week or two.
These are so easy to make (it literally took me about 10 minutes to make these), they’re tasty, sweet and nutty and not to mention a great alternative to store-bought “healthy” bars, which a lot of times aren’t as healthy as they seem. Make a small batch of these on a Sunday, and you have yourself a healthy on-the-go snack to grab before leaving the house in the morning- and, it’s totally guilt-free.
*adapted from Beard + Bonnet