If you love coconut (like I do!) this is a really fun treat. WIth hints of white & dark chocolate, caramel and flaky layers of coconut, you will be so glad you have bites of this on hand when that sweet craving creeps in. I'm speaking from experience here! If you can't easily get your hands on the superfood powders like lucuma and mesquite, you can totally skip them, though the resulting flavor will be a little less complex. If you're ready to experiment, you can order these and much more from raw food suppliers like Natural Zing.
Cacao Chip Coconut Bars
fills one 9×13 pan
3/4 cup pure water
1/2 cup cashews (soaked for one hour, drained and rinsed)
2 vanilla beans or 1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon lucuma powder
2 tablespoons mesquite powder
6 tablespoons melted raw cacao butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup pitted dates
5 cups shredded coconut
6 tablespoons cacao nibs
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