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Chocolate Cashew Energy Bars

Prep Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 8
Author: Molly Thompson


  • Cashew Energy Bars:
  • 1 1/2 cups raw unsalted cashews
  • 10 whole mejdool dates pitted
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Topping:
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup


  • Line a standard bread pan with aluminum foil and set aside.
  • Place the cashews, dates, maple syrup, salt and vanilla in the food processor. Blend until well mixed, but not smooth, about 1 minute. See picture in above post for reference.
  • Dump mixture into prepared bread pan and press down firmly using a rubber spatula. Place in the freezer to set.
  • While setting, make the chocolate topping. In a small bowl, combine the cocoa powder powder, melted coconut oil and pure maple syrup until smooth. Pour over bars and place back in the freezer for 1 hour to chill. Cut into bars and serve.