Another matcha recipe coming in hot. This one I have no words for except that they bars are to die for. They taste like a creamier and healthier version of an After Eight chocolate.
Using cashews as the base for the filling, these bars are not only filled with a good source of fat but they are also satiating as well. A little taste goes a long way They’re addictive so you’ve been warned!
The most time consuming part will be processing the cashews but I promise it is well worth the time for the end result. Just be patient!
If mint isn’t your thing you can simply omit it and keep these as regular chocolate chip matcha bars and they would still taste just as good 😉
Try it out and let me know how you do! Don’t forget to tag me in your creations. Enjoy!
- 2 cups of pecans
- 5 dates
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 3 ½ cups of cashews
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp coconut butter
- 2 tbsp water
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 2 ½ tsp Matcha Powder
- 2 tsp peppermint extract
- ½ cup Enjoy life chocolate chips
- In a food processor combine the pecans, dates and coconut oil. Pulse until it becomes a crumbly texture. Remove and press into pan
- In a food processor combine the cashews, coconut oil, coconut butter, water and maple syrup. Process until smooth, pausing to scrape down the sides. Depending on your processor this can take 5-15 minutes
- Next add in the matcha and peppermint extract into mixture and combine
- Lastly add in the chocolate chips and combine. The heat that has generated from processing the cashew mixture will melt the chocolate giving it a marble consistency. If you do not want that remove the mixture from the processor and fold in the chocolate chips
- Transfer filling to pan and smooth out. Optional: sprinkle chocolate chips on top
- Place into freezer for 1.5 to 2 hours. Remove from freezer and wait a few minutes before slicing into squares. (I like to cut mine into 1”x 1” squares so that they are 2 bite squares)
- Transfer squares to an airtight container, placing a piece of wax paper in between layers. Store in freezer. Enjoy!