Finally sharing these with you!! I’ve been making these on repeat the last few weeks as an easy snack and kept trying to get the recipe right to share with you guys/make a name for them. Chocolate coconut bliss bars are what I decided on because they are just that! Only 5 ingredients (plus sea salt & cinnamon ;)) are all you need to make these bars. They are perfect to cut up and put in work lunch or school for the week! And they taste like a little delectable treat, you wouldn’t even guess they don’t have any added sugars in them. Dates are my favorite way to sweeten something up! It’s a natural sweetener that won’t leave you feeling icky after.
I love making recipes that not only taste good but are simple!! I like to have ingredients like this on hand so I can prepare a quick snack like this at any time. Costco is a great place to buy dates & almonds in bulk! And so much cheaper then buying them at the store!
One of my favorite kitchen items is my food processor. You do need a food processor in order to make these. There are so many yummy treats you can make with it and its SO worth it. I’ve made anything from bars and bites like this to sauces and dips.
Recipe note: In the chocolate coconut bliss bars, I use an 8x8 pan with parchment paper. Do make note that when I lay them out in the dish, I don’t fully go to the edge of the dish. I make them more into a square with a little room left on each side. That way you can make them more into thicker bars.
I hope you love these! Be sure to tag me if you make them :)
1 1/3 cup almonds
1 1/2 cup pitted medjool dates (I get pitted dates. 1 cup = about 19 dates)
4 tbsp cacao powder
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
1/2 tbsp almond milk
Cinnamon & sea salt (key**)
Optional: drizzle with chocolate
Place almonds & dates in the food processor & blend. Blend until completely processed.
Then add in the cacao powder, coconut flakes, and cinnamon & a pinch of sea salt. Blend up again.
Then add in almond milk. Blend until the consistency becomes thick and forming together
Using an 8x8 dish with parchment paper, press mixture down into the pan. See note above where you won’t completely fill the dish, rather forming a square & creating room on each side.
This way the mixture is thicker and smaller for you to cut into bars.
Cut length ways and then into what makes 8 bars.
Store in fridge for a week. Enjoy!