These paleo energy bars with cashew and coconut require just 5 simple ingredients to make.

Stack of 5 vegan paleo energy bars sitting on parchment paper against a white background.

How to Make These Bars

First, you’ll want to process the cashews to break them down. Then you can add the rest of the ingredients and blend into a thick dough.

Once you’ve blended up the dough, press it into a square baking pan, set in the freezer for a couple hours, slice and enjoy!

Process the cashews first to break them down into small pieces.
The mixture should be thick and doughy when it’s fully processed.
Firmly press the dough into the pan.
Slice into 8-10 large bars or 16 squares.
Add the rest of the ingredients and process into a thick dough.
Line a small square baking pan with parchment paper then add the dough.
After it’s set, lift the bars out of the pan.
They’re ready to enjoy!

Paleo Energy Bars Recipe

I don’t eat a paleo diet but I know some of you do so I thought I’d share an energy bar recipe that works for everyone! If you need to keep these bars nut-free, you can substitute sunflower seeds for the cashews.

Sweetened naturally with dates, these bars contain no added sugar. The coconut oil makes them soft and almost creamy and the hemp seeds, coconut and cashew add an amazing, hearty texture. They hold up well on the go, the healthy fats make them substantial enough for breakfast and the yummy flavour will have you eating them for dessert!

They’re grain-free, vegan, gluten-free and regardless of your dietary preferences, these bars are absolutely delicious!

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Stack of 5 vegan paleo energy bars sitting on parchment paper against a white background.

Paleo Energy Bars

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Paleo

Easy to make with just 5 simple ingredients you’ll love the taste and texture of these no-bake bars. Perfect for breakfast, snacking or dessert!


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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup packed dates, pitted
  • 1 cup unsweetened fine coconut
  • 1 cup hemp seeds
  • 2/3 cup cashews
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Add the cashews to a food processor and process to break down into small pieces.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend into a thick, doughy mixture.
  3. Line an approximately 7 inch baking pan with parchment paper or saran wrap then firmly press the dough into the pan until it’s flat and even.
  4. Set the bars in the freezer for at least 1 hour.
  5. Lift the bars out of the pan and slice into 10 bars or 16 squares.
  6. Store in the fridge in a sealed container for up to 1 week or freezer for up to 2 months.

Keywords: no-bake, energy, easy, freezer, healthy, homemade

This post was updated September 2016 with new photos and the coconut oil used in the recipe was reduced from 1/4 cup to 2 tbsp.