Paleo coconut energy bars that are a perfect sweet paleo, dairy-free, raw, vegan, nut-free & gluten-free treat. It’s one of my favorite sweet treat that is always available in the freezer once my sweet tooth kicks in.
Sugar Cravings + Intuitive Eating?
As you already know, I’m a big fan of intuitive eating. However, over the years the hardest part for me has always been sweet treats. How can I eat healthy when my body calls for white sugar? When I started to cut down on sugar, then the only way I could maintain the healthy eating was healthy alternatives. Yes, I know that honey and dates are full of sugar. Still, it’s always better than white sugar.
How I make Healthy Choices? Freezer?
For that reason, I always try to make sure that I have some healthy alternatives in the freezer. Once my sugar cravings kick in, then I have something to make better choices. I have used this method for the last four years. Now I don’t even crave for usual cookies or other white sugar snacks. I don’t care about it, and I rather eat these paleo coconut energy bars.
Some other great freezer recipes:
- Tahini fudge cups with raspberries
- Tahini chocolate fudge bars
- Paleo chocolate bars
- Chocolate Protein Bars
Paleo Coconut Energy Bars (Dairy-Free, Raw, Vegan, Nut-Free & Gluten-Free)
- 100 g desiccated coconut
- 15 g flaxseeds
- 10 fresh dates, pitted
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 150 g tahini (sesame paste)
- 50 g melted coconut oil
- 1 tbsp raw honey (or maple syrup)
- 1 tbsp cocoa nibs
- Place coconut, flaxseeds, dates, and vanilla in a food processor. Blend until it sticks together.
- Press the mixture into a small container and line it with baking paper.
- Mix tahini, coconut butter, honey, vanilla and salt in a bowl (or food processor) until smooth.
- Pour the tahini mixture on top. Decorate with cocoa nibs.
- Freeze about 1-2 hours until set (might take a little bit longer, depends on how thick are your layer).
- Cut into small bars and sprinkle with extra salt.
- Keep the bars in the fridge for about a week or in the freezer up to few months (It melts quite quickly on room temperature. I usually let them melt about 10-15 minutes before eating.).