These easy no-bake vegan coconut caramel date snack bars are made with simple ingredients and make for an amazingly delicious energy bar or on-the-go snack! Refined sugar-free, no added oil and grain-free option included.
Keyword: date bars, energy bars with coconut, homemade vegan snack bars
Author: Vegan Richa
1cupdried shredded coconutUse small shreds that are super fresh and white
1/2-1cupof nuts and seedssuch as pecans, pumpkin, chia seeds, cashews, etc
Add the coconut to a skillet over medium heat, and toast until lightly golden. Once the pan is heated, the coconut toasts really quickly, so watch the pan closely for about 3-4 minutes. Cool for a few min s
Transfer the coconut and dates to a food processor, and process until dates have broken down consistently.
Add the seeds and nuts and process again until they are a coarse mixture and there are no large pieces. Add half of the oats and process again to break them down.
Add the rest of the oats, almond butter, maple syrup, and salt. Pulse a couple of times for the mixture to completely mix in. If the mixture isn't sticky enough, add another tsp of maple syrup, and pulse a couple of times again, then transfer this doughy mixture to a parchment-lined brownie pan. Press it down really well using a spatula or a spoon.
Melt the chocolate on a double boiler until completely melted, then drizzle all over. Let the brownie pan sit in the fridge for at least an hour to set, then slice.Store in the fridge for up to a week.
These can be made grain-free by omitting oats. Add more nuts and seeds instead.
to make these Nut-free, use seeds instead of nuts and sunflower seed butter instead of almond butter
If you want, add some vanilla essence.
Any nuts and seeds work here. Pick your favorites.
You could use agave or brown rice syrup in lieu of maple syrup.
Store these bars in the fridge for up to three weeks, or freeze for a few months