Coconut Cutie Bars!
For all of your following the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan, this delicious bar recipe is perfect to add to to your Sunday Meal Prep fun! Coconut Cutie Bars are gluten free, vegan and packed with energy boosting nutrients, like magnesium and copper from the cashews, protein, and skin-loving healthy fats. These babies are always a Shore Thing, and they're great for busy days, hikes or for a grab-and-go energy boost!
cup black or kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
cup natural chunky peanut butter
Tbs. lemon zest
Tbs. lemon juice
carrots, peeled and sliced round
STEP 1: Pit and chop dates. Add all ingredients (except about 1 Tbs of coconut & 1 Tbs of cashews) to the food processor and pulse a few times to create a dough. Add remaining coconut & cashews and pulse just once - this creates a variety of pieces throughout for texture.
STEP 2: Next, press mixture into a parchment or foil-lined pan. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and cut into bars. Keep these individually wrapped or covered in the fridge for up to 5 days.