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This coconut protein bar recipe is so delicious, and it’s very easy to make. You just need 4 basic ingredients to put together this higher protein snack.
Happy National Nut Day!
You didn’t know that was a thing, did you?
I didn’t either, until I saw this month’s Recipe Redux theme. October 22 is apparently the day we’re called to celebrate all things nutty. So this month’s Recipe Redux is full of healthy nut recipes from the Redux bloggers.
My family always has multiple types of nuts on hand in our pantry. Nuts are a quick, easy snack full of protein, fiber, nutrients, and healthy fat. I love to put together homemade protein bars that include nuts, and this coconut protein bar recipe is about as simple as they get. It’s similar in flavor and texture to a Larabar, but the homemade version costs a lot less than the packaged kind.
With just 4 ingredients and a food processor, you can make these bars in less than 5 minutes. They can be eaten right away, but I usually refrigerate them for a bit to let them set before I cut them.
These bars taste like candy, but they’re actually healthy. Walnuts, shredded coconut, and dates are all full of fiber and nutrients that your body needs. If you want to minimize the amount of sugar you’re eating, you can use fewer dates and more water to help these bars come together.
And try these healthy oatmeal bars for another easy homemade snack.
Coconut Protein Bar Recipe
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 cup Medjool dates pits removed
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 tbs water
- Place the coconut, dates, and walnuts in a food processor. Process the ingredients until they’re finely chopped.
- The mixture will be crumbly if you leave it like this, so add about a tablespoon of water a little bit at a time. Process after each addition of water. Once the mixture starts to clump into a ball as it’s spinning around in the food processor, it’s done. If you add too much water, you can put in a little more coconut and/or walnuts to dry it out.
- Transfer the mixture to a loaf pan lined with wax paper. Press down to make an even layer, then cover the pan and refrigerate for at least an hour.
- Cut the bars into 6 1 1/2-inch wide strips or 12 smaller rectangles. Place them in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to eat.
Coconut Protein Bar Recipe Price Breakdown
This recipe costs a total of $4.60 to make, or $.77 per full-sized bar. Try my coconut protein bar recipe for a quick, healthy snack that tastes delicious.