Cashew Coconut & Berry Bark

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Cashew Coconut & Berry Bark

This Cashew Coconut & Berry Bark is bursting with bright fruity flavour and the creamy richness of cashews and coconut and are packed full of energy boosting ingredients.
Coconut and berries are historically tried and tested pairings that never let us down! A match made in heaven and joining these two in the same recipe along with cashews is pretty much a guarantee of success.
You too can prepare this delicious bark: it is so simple to make, the perfect addition to any birthday buffet or if you wish to give a gift to someone this recipe is ideal, simply cut into smaller squares and place in a cellophane bag tied with a nice bow!
This recipe is great for a party or family gatherings too - easy candy that looks really impressive on a goodie tray. Just prep and break into pieces for the easiest serving! Whatever occasion you make this bark for, I promise you it will quickly get gobbled up.
It only takes a few minutes to create this masterpiece of colours and flavours and it hits all the craving notes, sweet, a little salty, crunchy and chewy.
Also, this recipe is the perfect treat if you love coconut like I do too.  I’m obsessed with coconuts, they are my favorite ingredient in desserts and healthy snacks.
The world is going coconuts. Following the popularity of coconut water, a broad spectrum of foods derived from the humble coconut is available. It now comes in a variety of forms from water to milk, cream, sugar, butter, oil, flour and shredded allowing for a variety of creative ways to add coconut to a healthy diet.
Coconut contains a unique type of medium chain saturated fat called lauric acid that research shows raises HDL or "good" cholesterol levels, which lowers overall heart disease risk.
As a plant food,coconuts also contain disease-fighting phytochemicals or antioxidants. Research suggests that coconut products helps boost metabolism which is helpful if excess body fat needs to be lost.
Just one scoop of coconut oil delivers a wide-range of healing properties. Produced in its most natural state, coconut oil will benefit you, your children and your pets. I put some into my dogs dinner regularly.
Whether you have chronic fatigue, weight problems, digestive or skin issues, or just want to give your body a good cleanse and boost your energy, coconut in any of its forms is so good for you.
That's why this Cashew Berry Bark with coconut is so perfect. The easiest assembly job of a recipe you can imagine. It’s a measure out of the ingredients, throw everything into the food processor, press into a baking tin, chill and cut type of affair.  Completely no-bake and low-effort.
If you are a lover of cashews, you will love them even more when coated in rich coconut and surrounded by berries.
 
Course Dessert, Snack
Keyword cashew coconut and berry bark, healthy cashew and coconut bark, no bake cashew coconut and berry bark
Servings 10

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut butter – store bought or recipe below in notes
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup berries, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup dates, soaked 30 minutes and drained
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

Instructions

  • Blend cashews and coconut oil together in a food processor on high until it turns into cashew butter.
    Add coconut butter and dates and blend on high until mixture is smooth and creamy.
    Scoop the mixture out onto parchment paper on a baking tray, dish or plate and spread it out until it’s around ½ inch thick.
    Place berries in blender and blend until you have the texture of a thick/chunky jam.
    Pour onto cashew coconut mixture and swirl through with a knife to give a swirled effect.
    Place in freezer for a minimum of 1 hour.
    When ready to serve, break or cut into pieces.
    Store in fridge for up to a week or up to 3 months in freezer.
     

Notes

For the homemade Coconut Butter recipe go here: Coconut Butter
If you are anywhere near the health food or fitness circles, you have no doubt heard of coconut oil by now.
But have you ever heard of coconut butter? Oh my gosh is it sooo good.
It tastes like the most delicious, decadent, oh-so-bad-for-you treat. Except, it’s not. It’s actually good for you. In fact, coconut butter packs a boatload of benefits:
It’s rich in lauric acid, which boosts immunity and destroys harmful bacteria, viruses, and funguses.
It actually boosts your metabolism, which aids in weight loss and increases energy levels.
Its a superb ingredient for protecting and replenishing the hair and skin
It’s packed with healthy fats, so you feel full longer.
It’s full of essential amino acids, calcium, and magnesium.
Basically, coconut butter is just plain awesome.
It’s so creamy, buttery, naturally sweet and full of nutrients, and it’s hard to believe that this tasty Homemade Coconut Butter from Scratch is made with one ingredient!
You may not know this, but a jar of high-quality coconut butter can be expensive. Yes, that is one of the reasons that you should make you own - it’s unbelievably easy.
Besides being incredibly good for you, coconut butter greatly enhances the creamy texture of desserts, smoothies, ice creams, fudge and hot beverages. Even a spoonful out of the jar is not a bad thing.  😊
Once you start using it, you will find many other ways to sneak it into your diet. 😉
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