Date Nut Cacao Coconut Energy Bar are nutritious and no sugar energy bar, quick and easy to make and loaded with goodness of dates, walnuts, coconut and cacao powder. They are no cook bar and can be enjoyed as a guilt free treat at any time of the day. They are gluten free and can be refrigerated in an air tight container for 10-15 days.
In a food processor or chopper or mixer grinder take chopped dates, walnuts, desiccated coconut, cacao powder and salt. Adding salt balanced the sweetness of dates and enhances the flavor of cacao powder.
Pulse them all together till everything is chopped very finely and blended well.
Add melted butter. Blend again. (You can also add melted ghee or coconut oil in place of butter. To make vegan use coconut oil).
Blend till everything comes together and ground well. The , butter, oil from the walnut and stickiness of carrot will bring them together when taken in hand and pressed. (If you want to have crunch in every bite of the bar then chop few walnuts from the above quantity and mix to the mixtured after removing from the food processor).
With the help of spatula remove the mixture on baking paper. Spread and shape to a square and smoothen the surface with the help of spatula.
The mixture is smoothen and shaped well. Transfer the baking paper on a flat tray and cover with another butter paper or cling wrap and refrigerate for a minium of 30 minutes.
With the help of a ruler,make a cut at equal distance and then with a sharp knife cut into equal length as shown.
Now similarly cut into equal sizes horizontally.
Carefully separate and remove the pieces.
Enjoy the no cooked or no bake energy bar as a sweet cravings at any time of the day. The bar can be refrigerated in an airtight container for 15 days. They are a healthy lunch box treat.