High Protein Snacks

Maca Cashew Energy Bars | Tasty Maca Bar Recipe

Great for breakfast or after your workout and absolutely bursting with nutrients, this maca bar recipe makes the perfect everyday healthy snack.

Maca powder, which is from maca root, is super nutrient-dense has a deliciously rich caramel flavour – just made to go with cashew and cacao. And the bonus? These bars couldn’t be easier to make.

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Makes: 6-8 bars

Ingredients For Our Maca Bar Recipe


1. Place dates, maca powder, rolled oats, cacao powder, melted coconut oil, salt and half the cashew nuts into a blender and process until you have a sticky dough. If the dough isn’t malleable enough, add a drop of water to soften it up and process again (do not add too much water, otherwise it won’t set).

2. Pour the mixture into a bowl and mix the remaining cashew nuts in by hand (so the bars have a little crunch to them).

3. Line a baking tray with cling film and press the dough into the tray. Freeze for 30 minutes, then cut into bars. Simple!

Maca bars

Store in the fridge in an airtight container.

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Nutritional Facts

Amount per serving

Calories 262
Total Fat 13g
Total Carbohydrates 31g
Protein 6g

Jennifer Blow

Jennifer Blow

Editor & Qualified Nutritionist

Jennifer Blow has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutritional Science and a Master’s of Science by Research in Nutrition, and now specialises in the use of sports supplements for health and fitness, underpinned by evidence-based research.

Jennifer has been quoted or mentioned as a nutritionist in major online publications including Vogue, Elle, and Grazia, for her expertise in nutritional science for exercise and healthy living.

Her experience spans from working with the NHS on dietary intervention trials, to specific scientific research into omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and also the effect of fast foods on health, which she has presented at the annual Nutrition Society Conference. Jennifer is involved in many continuing professional development events to ensure her practise remains at the highest level. Find out more about Jennifer’s experience here.

In her spare time, Jennifer loves hill walking and cycling, and in her posts you’ll see that she loves proving healthy eating doesn’t mean a lifetime of hunger.

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