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Toasted Cashew Coconut Bars

 Whole 30, Day 16. I’m in the home stretch and, like always, I need treats to fuel me through. Since there is a ban on all sugars, even my naturally sweet standbys of honey and/or maple syrup, I’m getting creative with what’s available. These bars are date based which, along with some coconut, adds all the sweetness you need. They also have a bit of smooth, all natural almond butter to really tie things together.

Toasted Cashew Coconut Bars

If you are familiar with the popular “larabars” then you will have an idea as to how these taste. Only, to be honest, these have to be ten times better. The fresh ingredients and my super secret ingredient ( love ;) ) take my Toasted Cashew Coconut Bars over the edge. Put the larabar down. Trust.

Toasted Cashew Coconut Bars

A food processor was one of the kitchen tools I first invested in when healthy eating and cooking for our family became my priority. There are so many more cool recipes you can make when you have one of these higher powered machines. I bought a Black & Decker on sale at Canadian Tire for under $100 about 6 or 8 years ago. It’s not the greatest but it is still ticking.

One day, when it dies (or the blender dies, whichever) I will be finally purchasing a Blendtec or Vitamix so I can consolidate that counter space. Cannot wait. Come on, blender! Die already! ;)

Toasted Cashew Coconut Bars

Toasted Cashew Coconut Bars

 Toasted Cashew Coconut Bars

I knew when I began to slice thee babies up they were going to be a hit and I wasn’t wrong. The flavours were perfect together and these Toasted Cashew Coconut bars were just what the Whole 30 doctor ordered.

Toasted Cashew Coconut Bars

And yes, I am now the Whole 30 doctor. Accepting new patients! ;)

Toasted Cashew Coconut Bars

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