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4-ingredient Cookie Dough Energy bars

  • Author: Kristin Dovbniak
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 bars


2 cups raw, unsalted cashews

2 cups pitted medjool dates

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

optional: 2 scoops collagen powder (or plain protein powder) for extra protein



  1. Add cashews. dates and vanilla extract (and protein if using) to the bowl of a food processor. Blend until mixture begins to pull away from sides. Pulse in chocolate chips if using.
  2. Line or grease an 8×8″ pan with parchment paper, or coconut or avocado oil. Press mixture evenly onto bottom of pan.
  3. Freeze for 10-15 minutes until firm. Remove from pan, slice into 8-10 rectangles, and store in fridge.