Chocolate Coconut Cashew Fig Bars are a no-bake dessert made in 3 easy steps! This no-bake recipe is vegan, paleo, grain free, and gluten-free. Perfect for snacking on the go or a healthy dessert. No oils, flourless, and made with simple wholesome ingredients!
We all have that go-to snack bar or bite recipe, don’t we? Whether it be homemade vegan protein bars or store bought, there’s one that just clicks with us and stays with us. We love no-bake paleo mango protein bars and 3 step Baklava Bars. One nutty, one fruity. Hands down our favorites! And so easy. Chewy and lightly sweet.
But what happens when your need for dark chocolate, coconut, and nuts take over? Kind of like a Mounds bar. Well, except way better and made with real food. I may be biased.
Healthy no bake snack bars to the rescue!
These no bake chocolate cashew fig bars are our new go-to snack. A combination of energy bar, dessert bar, paleo/vegan bar… and all things heavenly bar.
No honey or sugar needed. Just a quick 3 step approach! Chop chop in the food processor, press into a pan, and melt dark chocolate to coat the top of the bars!
Set them in the fridge for a bit to harden and set.
Slice and serve. Or do what I do; wrap each one in foil and place into the fridge for a quick grab and go snack.
Ways to use these healthy no-bake bars:
I think you’ll love these ideas. Tried and tested. And they go fast… Just sayin’. You might want to make multiple batches.
- Lunch Box! Yes, these are peanut free and they look like a candy bar. Kids will be SUPER happy and healthy. Plus these bars are both paleo and vegan so they accommodate to a lot of allergy-friendly kiddos, ya know? Oh and while you’re at it, throw in some of these oatmeal cookie energy bites for the lunch box.
- Pre or Post Workout Fuel. Natural fruit and nut carbohydrates for energy. The coconut is great because it contains a boost in iron while cashews give these bars a little protein boost. Both NEEDED for those muscles. FUEL and RECOVERY.
- Healthy Dessert. Need I same more? These naturally sweetened dark chocolate cashew fig bars are seriously like candy bars. I mentioned Mounds bars above, but have you ever had a Mars bar? Oh, they are the kiwi’s favorite, and these definitely hit the spot for his New Zealand chocolate coated candy bar craving.
- BREAKFAST to GO – Oh yea, a chocolate bar for breakfast, can’t go wrong. Just as delicious as my blueberry carrot cake bars, but these have CHOCOLATE in them! No-bake fig bars are great for a grab and go breakfast. They are balanced with macro nutrients and super filling. Just be sure to wash the chocolate off from your face once you arrive to work or to your final destination. Not that that ever happened to me before…. (*blushing due to embarrassment*)
- Bonus Nutrition Fact because I am a NERD –> Both cashew and dried figs are both a great source of vitamin k. I love me some VITAMIN K! You know this from my cashew creamy mustard Brussel Sprouts superfood salad. So maybe you should eat the Brussel Sprouts salad for lunch followed with one of these no bake dark chocolate cashews bars. Then you will be one “SUPERFOOD” powered HUMAN! Just a suggestion.
I know what you’re thinking. ” that’s cool Lindsay, but how do these no-bake bars actually stick together then?” You were thinking that, right? Haha.
I’ll give you a hint. They are in season. They are delicious. They are full of powerful anti-cancer fighting nutrients. They are amazing when dried.
Are fig bars healthy?!
Combining dried Turkish figs with dark chocolate, coconut, and cashew create one heck of a power bar! Healthy fats, fiber, and a hefty amount of antioxidants!
When figs are dried, their health benefits and nutrients INCREASE! YEA buddy! I knew this fruit was a real gem. Figs are also rich in potassium and magnesium, which is good news for those who don’t like bananas but need these crucial minerals. Nature’s candy really does wonders y’all!
But what I love about these no bake dark chocolate cashew bars sweetened with figs is that they don’t even look healthy. Is that wrong to say?
Nah…. chocolate, coconut, cashew, figs –> AMAZIN’!
Speaking of AMAZIN’ and more NO BAKE chocolate, coconut, and cashew… These No Bake Gluten Free Chocolate Coconut Oat Squares from Gluten Free Palate look unreal. Healthy homemade bars to make on any occasion! YUM!
Alright, ready to not bake and just blend?
Yea, let’s get our easy snack-making skills on!
Here’s the recipe for no-bake chocolate coconut cashew fig bars!Print
Chocolate Coconut Cashew Fig Bars are a no-bake dessert made in 3 easy steps! This no-bake recipe is vegan, paleo, grain free, and gluten-free.
- 1 1/4 cup dried unsulphured figs or about 5-6 ounces (stems cut off)
- 2 cups raw cashews
- 1 cup unsweetened Coconut Flakes (plus extra for topping)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- dash of sea salt (1/4 tsp)
- 1/3 to 2/3 cup or more of dark chocolate or vegan dark chocolate chips to melt
- optional add-ins 1 tbsp protein powder, chia, nuts, cocoa powder.
- Line a square baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Next make sure your dried figs have all the stems cut off.
- Place cashew, coconut, salt, vanilla, and figs in food processor.
- Blend until all is mixed well but not pureed. See pictures above.
- Pour mixture into baking dish and press down well. See notes if you are not getting it to stick well.
- While the fig/cashew mix sets in pan, melt your dark chocolate.
- Place dark chocolate in a microwave safe bowl or on stove top. Heat until melted. About 60-90 seconds in microwave mixing half way.
- You can also use my homemade magic chocolate shell recipe if you want a thicker chocolate coat.
- Next pour the chocolate over the cashew coconut batter and spread it evenly in the dish to cover all. noted if you need more dark chocolate to cover, just melt an additional 1/4 cup.
- Sprinkle extra coconut and dash of sea salt on top of chocolate (evenly).
- Place in freezer for 20 minutes or fridge for a few hrs.
- Once they are hardened, remove from fridge.
- Slice into bars and wrap each one in foil for a quick grab and go bar. Or store in an air tight container.
- Best kept in fridge for freshness.
- Feel free to freezer for up to 8-10 weeks. These really do keep well!
- If your batter is not sticking to the pan after mixing, remove from pan and place in a bowl, mix in a tbs of honey or maple syrup if needed. If the batter is too sticky, add in 1 tbsp of coconut flour.
- An 8×8 pan or 9×13 will work. Your bars will be thinner with 9×13.
- Figs – depending on the type of dried fig you use, you made need to use more than 5oz to get it “sticky” in the batter.
- Chocolate -Use as much or as little as you’d like to on top. The less you use, the thinner the layer of chocolate and vice versa.
- These make great meal bars, cut in 6 LARGER Bars if desired. They will be around 300 calories each.
- Category: snacks
- Method: no-bake
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 bar
- Calories: 238
- Sugar: 7g
- Sodium: 54 mg
- Fat: 18 g
- Saturated Fat: 7 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 16 g
- Fiber: 3 g
- Protein: 6 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: no bake bars, chocolate, protein bars, vegan, paleo, fig bars
And now it’s time for the extreme close up.
Swooooooooon over the chocolate fig bars!
Don’t you wish you could reach through the screen for some no-bake chocolate fig bars right now?
I sure do. I need to make more fig bars… ASAP. Sigh.
What’s your favorite bar recipe? No bake chocolate types or dried fruit and oat type?
Big life decisions here ya’ll.