prune, co­conut and cin­na­mon bars

donna hay - Fresh + Light - - Light Energy Bars -

1 cup (170g) prunes, pit­ted

8 fresh dates (120g), pit­ted

¼ cup (25g) LSA

¼ cup (25g) pea pro­tein pow­der+

1 tea­spoon ground cin­na­mon 2 ta­ble­spoons tahini

1½ cups (115g) shred­ded co­conut

1 cup (150g) toasted cashews, chopped

½ cup (80g) sun­flower seeds

¼ cup (40g) toasted sesame seeds

2 ta­ble­spoons white chia seeds

Place the prunes, dates, LSA, pro­tein pow­der, cin­na­mon, tahini and 1 cup (75g) of the co­conut in a food pro­ces­sor and process for 2 min­utes or un­til the mix­ture comes to­gether. Trans­fer to a large bowl, add the cashews, sun­flower seeds, sesame seeds and chia seeds and mix well to com­bine (the mix­ture will be quite firm). Press the mix­ture into a lightly greased 20cm square tin lined with non-stick bak­ing pa­per. Top with the re­main­ing co­conut, press­ing to se­cure. Re­frig­er­ate for 1 hour or un­til firm. Cut into bars to serve.


+ Pea pro­tein pow­der is a gluten- and dairy-free source of pro­tein and amino acids. It’s avail­able from health food stores.

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