Vanilla Cacao Bars

Need a sweet treat but also want some good carbs and protein?

I have your back:)

I offer these in the CrossFit Vortex fridge as post-WOD nutrition and some people buy them up for their at-home snack.

You can cut the recipe in half and bake in an 8″ x 8″ pan if you wish.


2 cups raw cashews
1 cup raw almonds
1 cup raw pecans
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
1 cup plus 2 tbsp raw honey
1 tbsp raw cacao nibs (could also use paleo dark chocolate chips)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp sea salt

Preheat oven to 350F.
Line a 9″ x 13″ pan with parchment paper.

Using a food processor with the S blade, chop the seeds until you have pieces no bigger than 1/4″. Add the coconut and nibs.
Pulse to combine.
Add the honey and vanilla extract and slowly pulse into the mixture.
Slide the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Spread the mixture out evenly.
Bake for 22-27 minutes. Check on it once the timer hits 20 minutes. The honey might bubble up around the edges or in the middle. Bake until a light golden brown.
Remove from oven and cool completely.

  1. The best way I have found to cut this to flip the pan over onto another piece of parchment paper. Peel off the baked on top layer. Cut into bars and store in the fridge.
    I don’t know how long they last because they are eaten up in a week!