Loaded with healthy fats, protein, and bright lime flavor, these paleo energy bars are a tropical trip to paradise for your taste buds! Using brazil nuts, hemp, and lime, these bites are nutritious AND delicious!
I especially love that they can quickly and easily to made in your food processor bowl: efficient and quick clean up!
Plenty of heathy fats and protein, these nutritious bars will provide a healthy on the go snack and quick burst of energy on the trail.
This recipe was born of a flavor combo of some shortbread cookie I had in my past.
A magical combination of Brazil nuts and lime.
Before those cookies…Brazil nuts were very under appreciated in my world. Now I wonder how I didn’t always love them. SO buttery and SO nutritious!
And while we have some gluten free granola bars with hemp the kiddos love, as well as a favorite homemade Larabar recipe, variety is the spice of life!
Health benefits of these paleo energy bars:
- BRAZIL NUTS: Just TWO Brazil nuts gives you enough of the trace mineral selenium’s RDA…a nutrient key in the function of your thyroid and metabolism and very hard to get in our food. It is also a great antioxidant, combating those free radicals we encounter in our day-to-day lives.
- HEMP HEARTS: Hemp hearts are another nutritious addition, touted for their highly digestible protein content, as well as containing all 9 essential amino acids. It also has high amounts of plant based essential fatty acids.
- COCONUT BUTTER: a healthy fat full of lauric acid, this helps boost your immune system, your metabolism, and also helps keep you full longer!
Since I am always looking for new and creative grab and go snacks, this one was a fun one for me. A twist on some of my family’s favorites, but in a totally new flavor profile.
Your taste buds will thank you for something new, unique, and fresh!
Special ingredients for these paleo bars:
- You can use my homemade coconut butter or any store bought. This stuff is seriously addicting!!
- Hemp hearts are a nutritional power house, you should definitely get these into your diet!!
Other recipes with hemp!
- Pumpkin Oat Hemp Muffins
- Paleo Chocolate Hemp Zucchini Bread
- These keto breakfast cookies are on my list to try!
- I love cookies, so these hemp and chia cookies look great!
Paleo Energy Bars w/ Lime, Hemp, & Brazil Nuts Recipe:
If you try these paleo energy bites, be sure to come back and leave a comment!
Paleo Brazil Nut, Lime, & Hemp Power Bars
A quick and easy no bake energy bar recipe that is loaded with everything you need for a nutritious pick me up! Lime, coconut, and brazil nuts are the stars!
- 1/2 cup whole brazil nuts
- 1/2 cup pitted Medjool dates about 6
- 1/4 cup coconut butter see my links on how to make your own above
- 1/4 cup hemp hearts
- 1 cup unsweetened grated coconut, toasted. See above notes for method
- Zest of one lime
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- Stevia to sweeten, totally optional, I like these as is
In the bowl of a food processor (I absolutely LOVE mine and could not live without it!), place the brazil nuts, dates, coconut butter and hemp hearts.
Process to create a chunky, but cohesive mixture, or until the dates are indistinguishable.
Add in the remaining ingredients and process until well blended and the mixture willingly presses together.
Press into a wax paper lined mini loaf pan (or any pan, I like my thicker and smaller!) You can also roll little balls, as you prefer.
Firm them up in the fridge, cut and store in an airtight container, in the fridge or freezer.
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Liz @ The Lemon Bowl says
What a snack!! I want to make these for my family!
Lindsey Dietz says
LOVE those little lime slivers! These are SO healthy!
Katie Mae @ Nourishing Simplicity says
Those are lovely! Lime is one of my favourite flavors, plus I love how much protein they have!
Brazil nuts are SO underrated. I always love them in mixed nuts but never ever search them out on their own – you’ve got me inspired to change that! These look awesome.
I’m always looking for healthy snacks, these sound so delicious and easy to make. Love the nut and lime combo!
I love everything lime… but have never made lime power bars before. So excited to try these!
What a delicious and easy to make snack! And so healthy too.
Raia Todd says
Those power bars look perfect! I don’t think I’d be sharing them… haha. My kids don’t need any more energy anyway. 😉
I could munch on these right now! I guess I’ll have to get myself some Brazil nuts!
Megan Stevens says
Wow: the flavors in these and that texture!! They look amazing!
linda spiker says
Yummy! Dates sure are the best thing ever aren’t they? Just the right amount of sweet!
Such a great idea to use lime in these bars! They look so perfect to take on a long hike.
Emily @ Recipes to Nourish says
I’m always a fan of energy bars with dates in them. I love that hint of lime in these! I also love that they’re full of protein, you really packed a lot into them!
Joni Gomes says
Oh I am into this combo! I will try this with walnuts because that it what I have on hand.
Rohan Singh says
Brazil nuts are loaded with amazing nutrients and hemp powder adds another good beneficial effect to recipe. Will try this recipe to utilise the benefits 🙂
Great snack idea! Thanks for sharing on Tuesday Greens!
April @ The 21st Century Housewife says
I’m always looking for new ways to incorporate brazil nuts into our diet and these bars are a seriously delicious one! I love the addition of the lime – what a great healthy snack, Tessa.
Jennifer at Purposeful Nutrition and The Entwife's Journal says
I can’t say that I would have thought about putting this combo together. I recently learned that about Brazil nuts so anyway to get those in regularly sounds like a great idea. Thanks for posting at Healing With Food Friday. Please come back and share again this week.
These sound great – love that big, healthy, energizing kick!
Whoa! Love this flavor combo, Tessa. Super creative. Love!!!
Candace @ Candida Free Candee says
Heather @ The Soulful Spoon says
Oh my gosh! I love this recipe! Brazil nuts are one of my favorites and hemp seeds are one of my must have superfoods:) I just bought some limes so I will have to try these!:)