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Toasted Coconut Lemon Energy Bars

Easy and portable snacks to make when running from one errand to the next. These can stay in the car, need no refrigeration, and have a pretty decent shelf life.

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Toasted Coconut Lemon Energy Bars

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 Bars
Calories: 282kcal
Author: AndreAnna McLean


  • cups macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup pitted dates roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons orange or apple juice
  • 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut divided use
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 large egg whites
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 2 medium lemons about 1/3 cup
  • 2 tablespoons whole chia seeds


  • Preheat the oven to 250ºF. Line a 9x13-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  • In a food processor fitted with the steel blade, pulse the macadamia nuts until finely chopped (do not process long enough to turn them into butter). Remove and set aside.
  • Place the dates in a microwave-safe bowl. Add the juice and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir, cover, and let cool. While the dates cool, place 1 cup of the shredded coconut on a baking sheet and bake for about 5 minutes until slightly brown and toasted.
  • Place the cooled dates in the food processor. Add the honey and pulse until a paste forms. Add the finely chopped macadamia nuts, toasted coconut, egg whites, lemon zest, lemon juice, and chia seeds. Process to combine. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan. Top with the remaining 1 cup shredded coconut, pressing lightly to adhere.
  • Bake for 60-90 minutes until slightly brown and firm in the center. (These bars are best baked slow and low.) Cool completely before cutting into bars. Store in an airtight container between sheets of waxed paper.


Nutrition Facts
Toasted Coconut Lemon Energy Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 282 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Sodium 15mg1%
Potassium 247mg7%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin C 2.4mg3%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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