Chocolate-Covered Coconut-Cashew Bars

Jasmine Schmalhaus - The Upside Blog |

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016

Cashews are so underrated. In only one ounce, you get over 9 grams of unsaturated fats, zero cholesterol and five glorious grams of protein. Not to mention they’re a good source of iron and magnesium. And the texture? Forget it. These tropical gems add a certain kind of creaminess to recipes that other nuts can’t. Coconut and chocolate are always dessert all-stars, but I fully attribute the chewy texture of these Chocolate-Covered Coconut-Cashew Bars to the smiley little nuts.

Chocolate-Coconut Bars

1/2 cup cashews
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/3 cup honey
1 cup coconut flour
1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1 Tbsp. coconut oil


  1. In a food processor, combine all ingredients (except topping ingredients).
  2. Press into a greased 8″x8″ pan. The texture should allow you to press the mixture easily. If it’s too crumbly, add a bit more melted coconut oil. Too oily? Add more coconut flour.
  3. In a small bowl, melt the topping ingredients in the microwave. I microwave for 1 minute, stirring half-way through. Do not overcook!
  4. Pour chocolate topping over bars and spread around evenly.
  5. Place in the freezer and let set for about an hour. Enjoy!