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!

SERVINGS

4-5

INGREDIENTS

  • 1

    cup black or kalamata olives, pitted and sliced

  • 1/3

    cup natural chunky peanut butter

  • 1

    cup lime

  • 2

    Tbs. lemon zest

  • 2

    Tbs. lemon juice

  • carrots, peeled and sliced round

DIRECTIONS

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.

AUTHOR NOTES

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!

COMMENTS 14

  1. Monica Sanchez says:

    I can vouch for these, they are delicious!! :)

  2. Joy Chara Tilliridou says:

    These look yummy!! I will make sure to add them to my #FitFierceFab challenge that’s coming up!!

  3. Kim says:

    I made these when I got the member’s email and they were amazing! Very easy to make too!

  4. Jessica Bachmann says:

    Has anyone made these with any other nut? I have walnuts and pecans at the moment, but no cashews :/

    1. I just made them with sliced almonds and it is delicious! It tastes like a lemon bar!

  5. Elisabeth Klassen says:

    These look so yummy. I really want to give this recipe a try. The blender that I currently have isn’t the best, as it can barely handle chick peas to make hummus. What would be the best investment: a food processor or a better quality blender? Thanks so much.

    1. MichelleR says:

      Hi Elizabeth! If you have the room and budget, I recommend getting both. I have the basic model of the Ninja blender and love it for smoothies and making things like oat flour. I paid $90 for that. I also have a pretty basic food processor that has a large bowl and a small one. I think that was maybe $40. I prefer the food processor for bars like this. If you had to pick one, I’d maybe go with the food processor since you already have a blender. Hope this helps!!!

    2. aliwos says:

      I have a Cuisinart system that comes with a base, blender top, and food processor top… so you can get both and save space and money. i got it like 8 years ago though so not sure if it’s still being sold. To be honest I don’t even use it anymore, I just use my Nutribullet for everything.

  6. Stephanie Swaim says:

    This much coconut makes my break out…. but honestly they look like they would be worth it! ;)

  7. LOVED ALMOST EVERY RECIPE FROM TIU!! I’m definitely going to try to make these at some point!
    I used to think their recipes are too complicating or too difficult but they really aren’t and they are soooo worth it!

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