Date Cashew and Coconut Granola Bars

Date Cashew and Coconut Granola Bars

Sticky, raw and delicious granola bars that are quick and easy to make and packed with good-for-you ingredients. These snack bars are naturally vegan, gluten-free and contain only 9 simple ingredients and take 10 minutes to make.

There is nothing better than a delicious snack bar when the 4pm slump hits – or for elevenses, or any time of day for that matter. I always make sure to have snacks with me when I am out and about or when I am travelling. There are so many amazing brands out there whose bars and snacks I love, but I much prefer something homemade.

Date Cashew and Coconut Granola Bars

Date Cashew and Coconut Granola Bars

Date Cashew and Coconut Granola Bars

Date Cashew and Coconut Granola Bars

These Date Cashew and Coconut Granola Bars tick all the boxes when you’re looking for a delicious, healthy, vegan and gluten-free snack that genuinely fills you up. They are only made from 9 ingredients which are easy to find, and everything comes together in a blender. The base is blitzed cashew nuts, oats and coconut flakes held together with a sticky mixture of jammy dates, cashew butter and maple syrup. This mixture is naturally sweet, and the pinch of salt and vanilla essence brings it all together. Blend until sticky, press down into a tin and wait for the bars to set. This is the hardest part about raw baking!

Slice the mixture into bars and drizzle with your favourite melted chocolate for an easy and impressive treat.

Feel free to play around with the type of nuts used in these Date Cashew and Coconut Granola Bars – swap the cashew butter and nuts for almond butter and almonds, or peanuts, hazelnuts… they all would be delicious!

Date Cashew and Coconut Granola Bars

Date Cashew and Coconut Granola Bars

Date Cashew and Coconut Granola Bars

Date Cashew and Coconut Granola Bars

As well as a delicious snack, these Date Cashew and Coconut Granola Bars are also a great option to serve to friends and family with a cup of tea, or even as part of a quick grab and go breakfast mid-week. Make up a batch at the weekend and enjoy throughout the week!

I hope you’ll enjoy making and eating these granola bars – they’re naturally vegan, gluten-free (check your oats if you are intolerant), refined sugar-free and full of healthy ingredients. They come together in 10 minutes and need only 9 ingredients, making them a fuss-free and simple snack for all the family.

If you are looking for more easy snacks, how about my Berry Peanut Butter Muesli Bars, Raw Ginger and Apricot Crunch Bars or Date and Oat Coconut Brownies.

Date Cashew and Coconut Granola Bars

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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Sticky, raw and delicious granola bars that are quick and easy to make and packed with good-for-you ingredients. These snack bars are naturally vegan, gluten-free and contain only 9 simple ingredients and take 10 minutes to make.

Ingredients

  • 200g (1 cup) pitted dates
  • 60g (1/4 cup) cashew butter
  • 100g (1/2 cup) maple or coconut syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 150g (1 cup) cashew nuts
  • 150g (1 ½ cup) oats
  • 40g coconut flakes
  • Pinch of salt
  • 50g chocolate

Directions


1. Place the dates to a bowl with boiling water and soak for 10 minutes until soft.
2. Add the cashew nuts to a food processor and blitz to break them up slightly. Transfer to a mixing bowl with the oats, coconut flakes and a pinch of salt.
3. Add the drained dates to the food processor and blend until jammy. Now add in the cashew butter, maple or coconut syrup and vanilla essence and blend until smooth. Pour over the oat and cashew mixture and stir with a spoon until the mix comes together.
4. Transfer the granola bar mixture to a lined dish and press down firmly and smooth over the top. Use some parchment paper to help with the stickiness and use the base of a large glass to press down flat. Cover and allow to set in the fridge for 1-2 hours.
5. Slice into bars and drizzle with the melted chocolate.
Date Cashew and Coconut Granola Bars

Date Cashew and Coconut Granola Bars

I can’t wait to hear what you think of these Date Cashew and Coconut Granola Bars – let me know what you think below. If you make them, tag me in your creations – I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. You can also find me on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest – do say hi!

With granola bar love x

I first made this recipe for Laura Ashley blog using their gorgeous cake stand and autumn range of crockery. You can find the original blog post on their website.

11 thoughts on “Date Cashew and Coconut Granola Bars

  1. Sophiedlol says:

    Hi Amy. Your Date, Cashew and Coconut bars look so divine for sure and I so want to make for myself. Lol 😂 I am such a beginner cook can beginners cook these? Aww congratulations being featured on Laura Ashley website so happy for you. What brill crockery and does the recipe book feature in your Nourish me e cookbook. Have a great week and you are such a inspiration to me and you such a super friend. Brilliant photography as always and saved to my Instagram collection 💖🌱😋👩🏻‍🍳Definitely could have the above for brekkie for sure and I never thought of making my own snack bars. Buying them from the shop can be costly etc so what a super healthy alternative. Never used to like cashews and dates but after enjoying Nakd bars they are epic xxxx

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