Green Tea Coconut Bars (Paleo)

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I’ve got (another) green recipe post. Surprisingly- and to the relief of my brother- no spinach is needed this time to get the green color. 

Instead, I’ve put to use a small and forgotten container of matcha green tea that has been collecting dust at the back of the cabinet. And bam! Green! (Not that you can completely tell with the crappy lighting…)

Anyway, this tea powder has opened up a range of possibilities! (Green cookies, anyone? 😉 ) Luckily, I have all of Spring Break to “experiment” now!    

Green Tea Coconut Bars (Paleo)

Green Tea Coconut Bars (Paleo)

Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1/4 tsp matcha green tea (this is a powder)

1/8 tsp salt

2 tsp honey

1/2 tbsp coconut oil, melted

Optional: chocolate chips

Directions:

In a small food processor, pulse together the coconut, matcha green tea, and salt until the green color is distributed. Add in honey and oil and pulse until dough begins to stick together. Stir in chocolate chips. Press dough into an desired container that is lined with parchment/wax paper. Let harden in the fridge for at least ten minutes before taking out and cutting into individual bars.

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7 responses to this post.

  1. They look good – does the matcha taste quite strong?

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    • Thanks! I used the matcha mainly for color, so I only added a pinch. The honey and coconut are actually the dominant flavors. If you want more of the matcha taste though, I’d just up the amount used 🙂

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  2. This looks fantastic! Is the honey necessary for texture or do you think you could use maple syrup or something like coconut sugar?

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  3. These look good in a weird green way. With your remaining matcha try blending it with coconut water and a little mango (an amazing smoothie).

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  4. OMG!!! I am deffo trying these!

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