For the last 10 years, I’ve suffered from chronic illness including Lyme disease and chronic Candida. I felt lost in the food store and it seemed like everything I ate bothered my stomach, even if it was gluten-free. That’s when I started developing my own recipes and starting using whole, one-ingredient food such as nuts, seeds, veggies, organic proteins, avocado, etc. to build my meals and snacks. These quick and easy no-bake bars are the perfect paleo recipe for any time of day.
You can double or triple the recipe if you’re in the mood to make a big batch and store any leftovers in the fridge for up to 1 week. These bars are convenient for travel (perfect for airplane rides) and when you need a little afternoon pick-me-up snack or you’re rummaging through the cabinets after dinner for a sweet treat. No matter how (and when) you choose to enjoy this inspired-by Larabar recipe, you can feel good about their whole ingredients: cashews, dates, pure vanilla extract, cinnamon and sea salt. Easy as that! All you need is a food processor and you’ve got yourself a few grain-free protein-packed bars.
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Easy Raw Cashew No-Bake Bars
Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Egg, Refined Sugar-Free, Raw, Paleo, Vegan, Grain-Free
Serves 2 (Double or triple the recipe to make more bars)
- ¼ cup raw cashews
- 2/3 cup pitted dates, chopped
- 1/8 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- Pinch ground cinnamon (or cocoa powder)
- Pinch sea salt
1. Combine all ingredients in a small food processor and pulse until well combined and mixture forms a dough.
2. Remove dough from the food processor and form into 2 bars using your hands.
3. Serve. Store in a sealed container or wrapped in parchment paper in the refrigerator until ready to eat.