So you will start seeing a lot of posts that starts with… so my son is really into ____ , I decided to try to make to make my own.
Well this time my son is into Larabars. But I know that they have refined sugar in them. So I tried to make my own.
At this time add a little water to help the mixture stick together. I added about 4 tbsp of water. If your food processor cannot blend it together, mix int he water in a bowl. You can then put this in a greased 9X13 in baking tray or roll into balls. Place the baking tray in the fridge for a few hours and then cut into pieces.
Next time I would omit the shredded coconut because I think my son didn’t quite like the texture. But I found it was a good little snack to bring when you go hiking.
No Bake Energy Bars
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 1/2 cups packed dates
- 1/2 cup cashew butter
- 2-4 tbsp of water
Blend the rolled oats and shredded coconut in a food processor until fine. Add in the cashew butter and dates. Blend until the mixture starts coming together. You may have to divide the recipe into two batches. Add about 2 tbsp of water to get the mixture to come together. Add more if you need to. I added 4 tbsp as I wanted mine to be stickier and slightly softer. I also transferred the mixture into a bowl and mixed it by hand. You can then put this in a greased 9X13 in baking tray and place the baking tray in the fridge for a few hours and then cut into pieces. Alternatively you can roll them into balls like what I did. I froze half of my batch to save for later.
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