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T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Matcha Bars


  • 1 cup oats
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • ⅓ cup coconut flour
  • ½ cup nut butter
  • 1 cup lite coconut milk
  • 4 Tbsp matcha powder
  • 2 Tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp coconut extract
  • ½ tsp cinnamon


  • 1. In a food processor (I use my vitamix), blend the oats and cashews to get as fine of a consistency as you can.
  • 2. Place the mixture into a large bowl.
  • 3. Melt the nut butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds and combine it into the mixture.
  • 4. Add in the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  • 5. Line a rectangular container/pan (you want it to have some depth so that the bars aren't super thin) with parchment paper.
  • 6. Add the mixture into the container. Flatten it out as much as you can.
  • 7. Sprinkle whatever toppings you like - I added some more shredded coconut and matcha to mine, but you can add a drizzle of peanut butter, chocolate chips, nuts, etc.
  • 8. Refrigerate for a few hours or until the mixture is set.
  • 9. Cut into bars and enjoy!

Cooking Tips

  • 1. Try using rubber gloves when placing the mixture into the pan to prevent the mixture from sticking to your fingers.
  • 2. I've found that the easiest way to store these is to wrap them individually in parchment paper, put them in a plastic bag, and stick them in the freezer. When you want one you can defrost or microwave for 20-30 seconds!
  • 3. They can be eaten frozen, half-thawed, or warmed up! Totally up to you.
  • 4. I suggest using Wild Friends chocolate coconut peanut butter to get a chocolatey-coconutty taste.

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