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No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Cricket Bars

A plate displays mixed berries and chocolaty oat bars beside a cup of tea

PC 100% Cricket Powder

No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Cricket Bars

Cayenne pepper delivers a subtle undertone of heat to these intensely chocolaty oat-and-nut bars. C...

Cayenne pepper delivers a subtle undertone of heat to these intensely chocolaty oat-and-nut bars. Cricket powder adds protein, making this a great afternoon pick-me-up snack.

  • Level: Easy
  • Preparation: 15 mins
  • Ready in: 1 hr
  • Serves: 12
  • Dish Type: Vegetarian, Canadian
  • Season: Spring
  • Course: Dessert
  • Main Ingredient: Cricket Powder
  • Amount Per Serving

  • Serving Size

  • Sodium

    127 mg

  • Sugars

    17 g

  • Protein

    3 g

  • Calories

    166 cal

  • Total Fat

    6 g

  • Dietary Fibre

No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Cricket Bars

A plate displays mixed berries and chocolaty oat bars beside a cup of tea

PC 100% Cricket Powder

  • Amount Per Serving

  • Serving Size

  • Sodium

    127 mg

  • Sugars

    17 g

  • Protein

    3 g

  • Calories

    166 cal

  • Total Fat

    6 g

  • Dietary Fibre

0

How to make

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (250 mL)Quick-cooking (not instant) rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL)Unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL)PC®California Pitted Dates
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL)PC®100% Cricket Powder
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL)PC®Praline Pecans
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL)Maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL)Cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL)PC®The Decadent Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 tsp (5 mL)Pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL)Salt
  • Pinch (0.5 mL)Cayenne pepper

How to make

  • Step 1Mist 8-inch (2 L) square glass baking dish with cooking spray; line with parchment paper, leaving 1-inch (2.5 cm) overhang on 2 opposite sides. Set aside.
  • Step 2Pulse oats in food processor until chopped. Add coconut, dates, cricket powder, pecans, maple syrup, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, vanilla, salt and cayenne pepper. Pulse just until mixture comes together, 2 to 3 times. Add 1 tbsp water; pulse, adding more water, 1 tsp at a time, if necessary, until mixture is sticky and holds together when pressed between fingers, 10 to 15 seconds.
  • Step 3Press into prepared baking dish. Cover and refrigerate 3 hours. Lifting with parchment, transfer to cutting board. Cut into 12 bars.

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