merrymaker bites

Paleo Super Food Bar Recipe.

The weekend of 19-20 April was a busy one for us! We attended the Australian Health + Fitness expo where we provided our friends FitUsIn with merrymaker bites to give out to fitness enthusiasts walking by.

The week prior to the expo was spent making hundreds of bites, packaging them up and organising our super cute tees. We even made our very own labels, this is what it said:

a merrymaker bite: all this walking wearing you down? Eat me now for an instant energy hit. I’m full of raw super-dooper food goodness: coconut + dates + ‘loving earth’ raw cacao powder +‘banaban’ coconut oil + a pinch of cinnamon + dash of vanilla.  *no added sugar or nasties.

Cute huh!?

We had some amazing feedback about our bites:

“love the fact they contain no sugar and no preservatives”

“they taste just like a lamington…delicious!”

“they are super energising!”

Well we trialled and tested them too (of course) and thought they were great: simple and delish! Check out the mountain of them!

A HUGE thank you goes out to Loving Earth for supplying the raw cacao powder and to Banaban for the coconut oil for our merrymaker bites, we wouldn’t have been able to do it without you! We love how much Loving Earth and Banaban value the quality of their products (it is so obvious in the taste!) So thank you again, the merrymaker bites were a hit!

Not only did we have fun at the FitUsIn stall but we met some amazing people and trialled some fantastic new products that have hit the market!

Some of our must trys are:

Optimum life
a range full of superfood powdered products (perfect for smoothies!) Plus the team at Optimum Life were SO friendly and passionate about their new range. More on these guys to come soon!
Riolife
Acai (ah-sigh-eee) berry products! We bought a whole box of their bars and have been enjoying the natural energy hit.
Kyani
a super food supplement packed with antioxidants…one sip of this and you’re ready to go and go and go!
Fullon snacks
a complete natural cake cookie thing. They were really really delicious (we went back three times to ‘test’ them!)

PLUS! We bought a vitamix each from Raw Blend – but that deserves a blog post on its own (we are a tad excited about these amazing appliances!)

Thanks again to Loving Earth and Banaban! We can’t wait for June where will be showcasing some of our merrymaker treats at the Choc-Lush Winter Chocolate Festival in Canberra–we have been asked to create a healthy range of chocolatey goodness! More information coming soon!

And now because our merrymaker superfood bite has been trialled and perfected, here’s the recipe just for you!

Always merrymaking,

e + c

paleo super food bar.
Serves 12
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
stuff you need
  1. 250 grams pitted dates (soaked in boiling water for at least 10 minutes)
  2. 3 cups of unsweetened shredded coconut
  3. 3 tbs. raw cacao powder
  4. 2 tbs. cinnamon
  5. 3 tbs. melted coconut oil
  6. 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
now what
  1. Drain the soaked dates.
  2. In a food processor whiz the dates until a thick smooth paste forms.
  3. Add the coconut oil and vanilla extract and whiz again.
  4. In a bowl, combine the coconut, raw cacao powder and cinnamon.
  5. Transfer the date mix into the dry ingredients and mix well (you may need to use your hands).
  6. In a lined square cake tin press the mixture firmly into the tin. Making sure it is even and condensed.
  7. Refrigerate for about 10 minutes (the longer you refrigerate the easier it is to cut).
  8. Carefully lift out of the tin and cut into desired size.
  9. Perfect for the weeks morning/afternoon snacks!
merrymaker tip
  1. Add half a cup of your favourite chopped nut! Just like we did in the 'bar' photo above! Yummo!
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Comments 21

  1. They sound delicious and just the healthy sweet treat I’m looking for. Question where do I get coconut oil from or what is a suitable substitute? Thanks 🙂

  2. Hi Nic, that’s great! We hope you enjoy them! We actually sell coconut oil through our blog from Banaban – the best tasting coconut oil we have tried yet! Just look on the top tabs under ‘buy me’! You can also find coconut oil at your local woolies and coles and health food stores – but it is a little more expensive! Let us know how you go! e & c

  3. Is it 250g of dates before or after you remove the pits??
    Looking forward to making these!!!

  4. Great question Sara! We weighed the dates before we removed the pits (we will update the recipe now!) Thanks and hope you enjoy the superfood bars or bites! e & c

  5. We hope you love them as much as we do Gina! We made a slight change to the recipe regarding the weight of the dates (250 grams before pitting) but otherwise a super easy superfood recipe! Enjoy! e & c

  6. Hi Girls,

    Love all the great recipes you come up with 🙂 just wondering where I get the medjool dates from? I can only find dates (doesn’t have that other word in front of it).

    Thanks

    Leah

  7. Hi Leah! You can get medjool dates from your local health food store! The main difference is where they are grown (and they taste a little different!) But regular dates work just as well – just ensure that they are organic and sugar/preservative free! The ingredient list should be: 100% dates! e & c

  8. Just made these now on my day off, am heading to the gym then ready to sample these bad boys! Thanks again guys, keep the amazing recipes coming x

  9. I made these last week and they were wonderful! Hubby loved them and has requested them again. Thank you xxx

  10. Just made the slice and couldn’t resist cutting a slice before it went into the fridge.. Yum Yum!! I replaced the raw cocoa with carob powder and still tastes great. Keep the great recipes coming ????

  11. Hi Sarah! So glad that you loved the slice! It is one of our go-tos for morning/afternoon snack! There are plenty more recipes coming your way! e & c

  12. Keen to try this, just wondering would I get the same results if I use a blender instead of a food processor? And does woolies sell raw cocoa ? If not where can I get it, thanks!

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