Amazing Vegan Cashew Cookie Bars
These amazing vegan cashew cookie bars are a weekly fav in my house. They are vegan and gluten free.
My kids love these because of their sweet and salty flavor, a little crunch, and a whole lot of goodness. I love them because they are made with real, whole food ingredients. My kids are learning how to fuel their body.
They are also learning that treats like these can be good for you and taste really amazing. I’m all about moderation but I’m also about teaching my kids how to listen to their body, fuel their body with as many plants, and enjoy food.
You can eat these at breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, or as a dessert. The fun thing about these bars is you can use really any nuts you have on hand. We have mixed pumpkin seeds, cashews, and sunflower seeds together too.
Cut into bite size squares or larger rectangles for a true granola bar. If you like these you may also like my energy balls found HERE.
Enjoy and comment below to tell me what you think of them!
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Cashew Cookie Bars Recipe:
1 cup cashews
2 cups gluten free old fashioned oats (I use Bob’s Red Mill)
¼- 1/2 cup mini dairy free chocolate chips (I like Enjoy Life Brand mini chocolate chips because they are allergy friendly)
¼ cup honey or pure maple syrup
½-1 cup natural peanut butter
1 TBSP chia seeds
Preheat oven to 325
Pour cashews and oats into a food processor. Blend until fine.
Click here for my favorite mini food processor. I love it because it’s 50% off right now, tiny, and will blend anything up nice and fine.
Heat peanut butter and honey or syrup in a bowl just until it can blend well together. Around 10-15 seconds.
Mix cashew/oats with peanut butter and honey. Pour in the chia and mix. Pour in chocolate chips and mix in.
Pour into a square baking pan and firmly pat down. I wet my hands so it’s easier to pat down. Place in oven on 325 for 15 minutes. Let cookies cool completely before cutting.