I’m currently obsessed with matcha (green tea powder) and its many benefits. Matcha is not only high in antidoxidants, but it is also known to boost your metabolism and burn calories. When combined with medjool dates, nuts, and chia seeds, it makes a great post-workout snack or a guilt-free dessert.

These matcha cocoa bars don’t have to be bars if you would prefer a different shape. Rolling them into balls work great for a treat, too. They could be easily popped into your lunch box, but remember to keep them in a relatively cold environment so they don’t get all sticky and messy.

 

I’m currently obsessed with matcha (green tea powder) and its many benefits. Matcha is not only high in antidoxidants, but it is also known to boost your metabolism and burn calories. When combined with medjool dates, nuts, and chia seeds, it makes a great post-workout snack or a guilt-free dessert.

These matcha cocoa bars don’t have to be bars if you would prefer a different shape. Rolling them into balls work great for a treat, too. They could be easily popped into your lunch box, but remember to keep them in a relatively cold environment so they don’t get all sticky and messy.

 

Ingredients:

  • 250g Medjool dates, pitted
  • 50g slivered almonds
  • 25g macadamias
  • 35g walnuts
  • 10g chia seeds
  • 25g desiccated coconut
  • 1/3 cup raw cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp cooking-grade matcha powder, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste (or 1 vanilla bean)

Directions:

  1. In a medium-sized frying pan, toast the nuts and desiccated coconut until light brown. Set aside and let cool completely.
  2. In a food processor, add the Medjool dates, toasted nuts, and desiccated coconut and pulse until fine and crumbly. Add the rest of the ingredients and pulse until the ingredients come together into a ball.
  3. Pour the mixture onto a baking mat and press the dough using your hands into a rectangle, about one inch thick.
  4. Place into the fridge to let it set for two hours.
  5. Cut up into the shape you desire. Note: If you’re rolling into balls, roll them up after pouring the mixture onto the baking mat, before placing them into the fridge.