Tropical Energy Bars
Servings: 12 Bars
Prep Time: 1.5 Hours
April 20, 2017 • By Seamus Mullen
Check out this latest Healthyish recipe for a nutritious and tasty snack you can store for months and eat on the go.
TIP: If you can’t find no-sugar-added pineapple, this recipe works with pretty much any dried fruit of your choice, and smaller items (such as currants) don’t need to be pre-chopped.
6 ounces dried no-sugar-added pineapple (about 2 cups), coarsely chopped
2 cups macadamia nuts
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
⅓ cup melted virgin coconut oil
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1¼ teaspoons kosher salt
- Pulse pineapple in a food processor (it can be very tough, even for a food processor, so pre-chopping gives it a needed head-start; you may also find you need to use long pulses) until finely chopped. Add nuts and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add coconut flakes, oil, chia seeds, and salt. Pulse until a coarse purée forms.
- Transfer pineapple mixture to a plastic wrap-lined rimmed baking sheet. Top with another piece of plastic wrap and roll or press to a 9x6" rectangle. Chill until firm, about 1 hour.
- Cut into 12 bars. Wrap each bar in a sheet of parchment-lined foil to take on the go, or roll into balls. Either way, be aware that they soften quickly at room temperature because of the coconut oil.
DO AHEAD: Bars can be made 3 months ahead. Transfer to an airtight container and chill, or wrap and freeze for up to 6 months.