Healthy No-Bake Ginger Cashew Cookie Bars
Love granola bars but think it’s too hot out to turn on the oven? Make these Healthy NO-BAKE Ginger Cashew Cookie Bars!
They’re chewy like energy bars, hearty like granola bars, and sweet like cookies. Made with just seven ingredients, including oats, cashews, coconut oil, pure maple syrup, and ginger, these bars will satisfy your sweet tooth and your hunger pangs.
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If you’re like me, you like the flavor of ginger but you hate hate hate buying those big knobby “hands” of fresh ginger because it requires so much prep work in order to use — rinsing, scrubbing, peeling, chopping/dicing/grating/crushing… it’s just too much. But I’ve got some good news for you.
Well, good news for you AND me.
Dorot makes crushed ginger that’s ready-to-use!!
You’ll find this genius invention in the frozen vegetable aisle at the grocery store. I found my crushed ginger at HEB, but I’ve also seen Dorot sold at Target, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and Randalls.
These Healthy No-Bake Ginger Cashew Cookie Bars are super easy to make. Like, suuuuper easy. All you need is one bowl, one spatula, and some measuring cups. No need for a peeler or a grater. Oh, and definitely no need for a stand mixer or an oven! Effortless cooking? Yes puh-lease.
Dorot’s frozen crushed ginger makes this recipe a breeze. One cube of their frozen crushed ginger is the equivalent to one teaspoon of freshly crushed ginger. BOOM.
Just look at that chewy texture!
It’s perfectly sweet from the pure maple syrup and coconut sugar.
It’s got a hearty texture and slight crunch from the rolled oats and chopped cashews.
It’s got the perfect amount of spice from the crushed ginger.
It’s a perfect snack to make for a perfect day.
Healthy No-Bake Ginger Cashew Cookie Bars
- 4 cubes Dorot Crushed Ginger (thawed completely)
- ½ cup Coconut Oil (melted)
- ¼ cup Pure Maple Syrup
- 1⅓ packed cups Oat Flour
- ½ cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
- ½ cup Chopped Cashews
- ¼ cup Coconut Sugar
- ½ tsp Salt
- Line a 9" brownie pan with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, stir together the thawed crushed ginger, melted coconut oil, and pure maple syrup.
- Add in the oat flour, rolled oats, chopped cashews, coconut sugar, and salt. Fold together with a rubber spatula. Mixture should look like cookie dough.
- Press mixture into the prepared pan and flatten it out. Place pan in the freezer for 30 minutes.
- Slice into 10 bars. Place bars in individual sandwich baggies for an easy grab-and-go snack (or in a Tupperware container) and store in the fridge. Keeps for ~1 week.
I could (and did) eat these Healthy No-Bake Ginger Cashew Cookie Bars every single day. Maybe even twice a day 😉
Can you blame me? They’re so freakin’ good. I wasn’t sure how the ginger would taste in these bars but they ended up being a hit. I’m sure you’ll love them too 🙂
With love and good eats,
Yum these I am going to try tonight, trouble is I am in New Zealand and live rural so wouldn’t be able to get the frozen ginger but I have fresh ginger and ginger syrup concentrate that I make myself with our honey off the farm do you think I could use either of these? I bet this would remind me of our NZ ginger crunch slice,
I noticed that there was a line that said one cube of Dorot equals one teaspoon of fresh fresh grated ginger. I will use fresh if I can’t find the frozen. Best to you from Minnesota!
Thank you Gina.
I haven’t tried using fresh ginger here but I’m sure that would work just fine!
I originally wanted to make a ginger crunch slice but all the recipes I found required baking and I really didn’t wanna turn on the oven 😉 … but I have tried those slices and they’re 100% addictive!
PS: Your ginger syrup concentrate sounds DELICIOUS! I’ll have to try and make that myself once I find a good local honey 🙂
Hi Jess, I see what you mean by addictive OMG these are good, I made my own ginger paste by whizzing ginger and water in my blender then putting in ice cube trays popping them out into a bag now I have those yummy cubes all ready to go in the freezer when I want to whip these up which I think will be often. :0)
OMG THAT’S A GENIUS IDEA! I’ve gotta try that! Thanks Debra 🙂
I want to try these and take them with me on a road trip. Would they hold longer than a week if I baked them?
I haven’t tried baking these so I can’t be sure.