No Bake Cashew Butter Snack Bars {Gluten-Free, Vegan, No Refined Sugar}

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When the weather starts to get warmer, the last thing you want to do is use your oven, right? But snacks don’t care about the weather (nor do hungry tummies). Good news! These Cashew Butter Snack Bars are no bake (and easy) so no sweat!

They’re also a great alternative to store-bought snack bars. With simple grains and refined sugar free ingredients like dried mango, goji berries, coconut, and cashew butter, they are packed with nutrition.

Why Should You Make These No Bake Cashew Butter Bars?

There are so many reasons to make these easy snack bars, but the benefits of the ingredients in this recipe will make you want to whip up a batch right now!

  • Mangoes are a rich source of vitamin C and antioxidants and are great for healthy skin.
  • Goji berries (also rich in antioxidants) are considered one of the best food sources of the carotenoid zeaxanthin, which may help protect against macular degeneration.
  • Wildly Organic Coconut Flakes are raw, processed without harsh chemicals, and a great source of fiber, potassium, folate and MCTs (medium chain triglycerides, which can help boost your metabolism).
  • Cashews provide protein, healthy fats, and essential minerals such as calcium, copper, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. Wildly Organic Cashew Butter is creamy, dreamy, and lends a delicious balance to the tartness of mango.

Tips For Making Cashew Butter Snack Bars (Plus A Nut Free Option!)

When you open your bag of Wildly Organic Dried Mango you’ll see several large pieces. They are too large for a food processor as whole pieces. Cut the mango into 1″ or smaller pieces. Enjoy a piece or two while making this recipe, Wildly Organic Dried Mango is amazing! Like candy, only better for you

Depending on your food processor you may need to add a bit of hot water to help it along. I added 2 tablespoons, in small amounts at a time, when pulsing the mango and goji berries together.

Break the mango and goji berries down into small pieces, but be careful to not over-process. You don’t want a paste!

Add the remaining ingredients (saving the optional ingredients for a topping) and pulse until the mixture begins to come together, like a dough.

Press into a square baking dish then add the optional toppings and press into the mixture. A pastry roller works great for this. These bars, made as written in an 8″ x 8″ baking dish, will be thin but pack a huge flavor punch. If you’d like a thicker bar double the recipe or use a smaller dish or pan.

Alternatively, you can process the optional ingredients right into the mixture if you like.

Do you need a nut-free option? Simply substitute the Wildly Organic Cashew Butter with 1 or 2 teaspoons of Wildly Organic Coconut Oil.

While I recommend storing in the refrigerator in general, they are fine for tossing in your bag or purse for the day.

No Bake Snack Bars Are Great For Lunches, Picnics, Road Trips, Camping, and More!

These No Bake Mango Coconut Snack Bars are filled with whole foods and are great for any situation that requires an easy-to-eat snack.

  • They make a satisfying dessert when packed in your lunch (or your kids, they love delicious treats in their lunchbox too).
  • A delicious snack on long commutes or car trips.
  • An afternoon pick-me-up during long, boring meetings.
  • Perfect for little ones, too! Take some along on a walk through the park or your next road trip to keep the kids happy.
  • Excellent energizing snack for hiking and camping trips.

As you can see this is one versatile snack that’s perfect for nearly anyone! You can really get creative with the optional toppings, too. I suggest Wildly Organic Pumpkin Seeds, Wildly Organic Cacao Nibs, or Wildly Organic Pistachios (crushed) but feel free to use anything you prefer, or leave them off entirely.

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Will You Make These No Bake Cashew Butter Snack Bars? How Will You Top Yours?

No Bake Cashew Butter Snack Bars
When the weather starts to get warmer, the last thing you want to do is use your oven, right? Good news! These Cashew Butter Snack Bars are no bake and so easy to make. They're such a great alternative to store-bought snack bars. With simple grains and refined sugar free ingredients like dried mango, goji berries, coconut, and cashew butter, they are packed with nutrition!
    Servings18 bars
    Prep Time15 minutes
    Passive Time1 hour
    Ingredients
    Instructions
    1. Place mango pieces and goji berries in bowl of food processor and pulse to break down. If the food processor is having trouble, add up to 2 tablespoons hot water, a little at a time, until it moves freely. You want small pieces, not a paste.
    2. Add cashew butter, coconut flakes, salt, and coconut milk powder and pulse until mixture comes together like a dough.
    3. Press mixture evenly into an 8" x 8" baking dish.
    4. Sprinkle optional ingredients evenly over the top and press into mixture (a pastry roller works great for this).
    5. Refrigerate 1 hour then cut into bars.
    6. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. If stacking the bars put wax or parchment paper between bars to prevent sticking.
    Recipe Notes

    For nut-free option, replace the cashew butter with 1 to 2 teaspoons coconut oil.

    If desired, add optional topping ingredients along with the coconut flakes and process.

    Use a sharp knife to cut into bars. Cut into 18 bars, each bar will be approximately 1 1/2" by 2 1/2".

    Use a smaller pan or double the recipe for a thicker bar.

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    Dawn is a wife, homeschooling mom, and grandma who blogs at Oh Sweet Mercy. She loves learning, teaching, cooking, photography, crocheting, reading, and riding the Harley with her wonderful, hard-working hubby. She also has a small flock of chickens and constantly fights with a pack of shiny, sparkly squirrels.

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