Açaí Coconut Crunch Bars

Ingredients:

 

Coconut Base Ingredients:

  • Cream from 2 cans of coconut milk (refrigerate overnight and scoop out coconut solids)
  • ¼ cup Medjool dates
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Crunch Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 ½ - 2 cups nuts of choice (almonds, walnuts, cashews, etc.) or sub rolled oats

Açaí Swirl Ingredients:

 

Directions:

 

  1. Crunch: add dates to a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add the rest of the crunch ingredients to the food processor and pulse until a crumb texture forms. Place ½ of the mixture into the bottom of an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan, pressing it firmly in the bottom of the pan.
  2. Coconut base: place all of the base ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Pour mixture over crunch layer.
  3. Add ½ of the remaining crunch mixture on top of the coconut base, leaving some of the crunch for the top of the bars.
  4. Açaí swirl: place all açaí swirl ingredients in a speed-blender and blend until smooth.
  5. Pour açaí layer over the coconut base and crunch. Gently swirl açaí into the other layers.
  6. Top with the rest of the crunch.
  7. Place pan in the freezer for at least 3 hours.
  8. Remove from the freezer 5-10 minutes before serving.
  9. Enjoy!

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