Your afternoon snack just got a whole lot more colorful! Our Green Energy Squares recipe is as eye catching as it is delicious—made with matcha which gives a gorgeous green hue and cashew butter for a rich taste that'll keep you feeling satisfied. Our favorite part of these matcha bars is that you can get creative with the crumble on top! We've even included a list of suggestions to help you get started. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
ENJOY CHEWY VEGAN DATE SQUARES
These vegan matcha energy squares or bars are the perfect way to start the day! Filled with healthy plant-powered protein, iron, fiber, healthy fats, and more–this energy squares recipe will give you all the energy you need.
Moist, sweet, and chewy, you will fall in love with these vegan protein bars. Bright and filling with incredible superfoods, you will want to enjoy these healthy treats for breakfast, snack, or dessert.
Flavors of matcha are mixed with sweet dates, coconut, and vanilla. All the flavors that are delicious!
Almond Meal: Dense almond meal serves as a base for these gluten-free protein bars. We like to use almond meal because it helps keep the energy squares moist.
Shredded Coconut: Unsweetened shredded coconut provides a natural coconut flavor that is delicious paired with all of the other ingredients.
Hemp Seeds: Hemp seeds are rich in healthy fats and protein. These clean protein bars will satisfy any hunger craving!
Tejari Organic Apples + Greens Blend: Our superfood protein powder blend is curated with apples, leafy greens, chia seeds, pea protein, and more for the cleanest flavors possible.
Matcha Powder: Fine-grade matcha powder delivers a pungent matcha flavor that is for all of those green tea lovers.
Dates: Sweet dates provide a natural sweetness to this energy squares recipe.
Cashew Butter: Smooth cashew butter is another source of protein for these vegan bars and helps bind everything together so the bars stick.
Coconut Oil: Melted coconut oil is used for extra moisture and for the icing.
Vanilla Extract: Rich pure vanilla extract delivers aromatic flavors that elevate these protein squares!
HOW TO MAKE NO-BAKE PROTEIN BARS
First, fit an eight by eight baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
Add the almond meal, shredded coconut, hemp seeds, Tejari Organic Apples + Greens Blend, matcha powder, pitted and chopped dates, cashew butter, coconut oil, and vanilla extract to a food processor. Process the ingredients until a smooth dough forms that resembles cookie dough.
Press the dough into the parchment paper-lined pan and create an even smooth surface with your hands.
MAKE THE ICING
Next, make the icing. In a small bowl, combine melted coconut oil and Tejari Organic Apples + Greens Blend until smooth and drizzly.
Drizzle the icing over the prepared dough in the pan and top with chia or hemp seeds, unsweetened coconut, chopped pistachios, or dried rose petals.
Transfer the baking dish to the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes. Once the bars are firm, gently lift the parchment paper out fo the baking dish.
Slice the energy squares into sixteen even bars. Store the leftovers in the refrigerator.
HOW DO YOU GET ENERGY BARS TO STICK TOGETHER?
For this recipe, the cashew butter, almond meal, and oil help keep things together! Also making sure to process the ingredients until the right texture is achieved.
HOW DO YOU STORE HOMEMADE ENERGY BARS?
Store the leftover protein bars in the refrigerator in an airtight container for two weeks. You can also freeze the energy squares in a freezer-safe container for three months.
Thaw the vegan date squares prior to serving!
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WHAT YOU NEED
Yield: 16 squares
- 1 cup almond meal
- 1.5 cups shredded, unsweetened coconut
- ¼ cup hemp seeds
- ¼ cup Tejari Organic Apple + Greens Blend
- 1 tablespoon matcha powder
- 8 dates, pitted and chopped
- ¾ cup cashew butter
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil, softened
- 1 tablespoon Tejari Organic Apple + Greens Blend
- Chia seeds
- Hemp seeds
- Unsweetened coconut
- Chopped pistachios
- Dried rose petals
- Fit an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper so that the paper hangs over the sides. Set aside until ready to use.
- Add all ingredients to a food processor in the order listed. Process until a smooth, malleable dough forms. You’re looking for the texture of cookie dough!
- Press dough into prepared pan to create a smooth surface that goes from edge to edge.
- Next, make your icing by mixing together the softened coconut oil and Tejari in a small bowl. It should be a consistency where you can drizzle it.
- Drizzle icing over the top of pan then sprinkle on any toppings you are using.
- Transfer baking dish to the fridge to firm up, about 30 minutes.
- Once firm, carefully lift out of pan using parchment, then slice into 16 squares, roughly 2x2” each.
- Store in the fridge for two weeks or transfer to the freezer and thaw before enjoying.
WHY IS TEJARI ORGANIC?
Our Organic Tejari Blends are made with the cleanest and most pristine ingredients. From organic and wholesome organic pea protein powder to transparent labels you can trust, Organic Tejari Superfood Blends are carried out with the highest standards in place to offer the most genuine experiences you could ever have.
WHY IS THIS TEJARI RECIPE BETTER?
Tejari is low in sugar (it has no added sugar), it has a moderate level of protein, and it also contains fiber. You want to incorporate things like this in your diet as you want nutrient density when you're eating - things to stabilize your blood sugar and keep you full for extended periods of time, and Tejari does that.
At Tejari, we believe great-tasting food doesn’t have to be overly complex. That’s why we strategically source organic, clean, anti-inflammatory ingredients to use in our products. We believe what you eat not only contributes to physical strength and wellness, but also supports mental health, too.