Cacao and Matcha Bars - The Koko Samoa

Cacao and Matcha Bars

Matcha lovers, this one’s for you! If you are a fan of matcha and want to explore more recipes with this vibrant green color, this matcha bar recipe is a sensational place to start!

Matcha has become extremely popular lately, with so many drink and dessert recipes in cafes and all over social media. And for a good reason – matcha is healthy, has a gorgeous green colour, and adds a unique flavour.

“Matcha makes everything better.”

A recent ingredient pairing that has stolen my heart is matcha combined with cacao nibs. They complement each other really well, and each bite has a bit of crunchy dark chocolate. Not to mention this delicious duo is guilt free because it is super healthy, and is a great addition to numerous dessert recipes.

These vegan matcha bars are ideal as a dessert and as a healthy snack for supporting a busy day. Made with nuts, dates, seeds, cacao nibs, and matcha powder, these bars are stocked with high energy ingredients. As for time, this recipe is easy to squeeze in a busy day, with only 25 minutes of preparation time needed. It's super handy to make a batch of these bars over the weekend and snack on them over the week.

These matcha bars are a great recipe to try, and super easy to get addicted to. Love the recipe? Mention or tag us @thekokosamoa


Serves 12 medium sized bars

  • Pecan nuts (100 g)
  • Flax seeds (20 g)
  • Dates (50 g)
  • Peanut butter (2 tbsp)
  • Dark syrup (1 tbsp)
  • Light syrup (1 tbsp)
  • Cashew (100 g)
  • Almond milk (1/2 cup)
  • Dark syrup (1 tbsp)
  • Light syrup (1 tbsp)
  • Organic Samoan cacao nibs (15 g)
  • Matcha powder (1 tsp)


  1. Place the pecan nuts, flax seeds, dates, peanut butter, dark syrup and light syrup into the food processor. Blend until the ingredients are combined to a mixture.
  2. Line a tray with parchment paper. Spread the base mixture, distribute evenly and press down with the back of a spoon to form an even layer.
  3. Blend the cashew, almond milk, dark syrup and light syrup together in a blender until a smooth paste consistency. Stir in the cacao nibs and matcha powder.
  4. Spread the filling evenly over the base.
  5. Freeze the matcha protein bars for 3 hours.
  6. Enjoy as it is or with drizzled chocolate, almond flakes or chopped nuts.


  • Make sure the filling is not too runny and add more cashews to thicken the texture if necessary.
  • After freezing the bars, they can be stored in a container in the refrigerator. Store up to 3 days.

Thank you to our friends Couple of Chefz for this delicious recipe. Check them out at @couple_of_chefz on Instagram

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