Matcha Energy Bars
1 cup dates pitted and quartered
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup cashews
1/4 cup hemp seeds
2 tsp vanilla extract pure
1 tbsp matcha powder + additional for sprinkling
2 tbsp cacao nibs unsweetened
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1. Combine almonds, cashews, hemp seeds, vanilla, and 2 tsp matcha powder in food processor and pulse until well-combined. Mixture should stick together like a dough when pressed. Add cacao nibs and pulse just enough for cacao to be dispersed throughout.
2. Line a small baking dish with parchment paper (so bars are easier to remove later) and add bars to dish. Use hands or the back of a spoon to press the mixture down until it is compact and smooth. Sprinkle coconut and additional matcha on top and press down with back of spoon.
3. Place dish in freezer for 1 hour. After 1 hour, remove bars from dish by pulling out parchment paper. Cut into 8 bars and wrap with parchment paper if desired. Store in fridge for up to 1 week.