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Raw Vegan Lemon Coconut Bars (Gluten-Free)

Sweet, slightly tart, lemony and coconutty… it’s time for Raw Vegan Lemon Coconut Bars!!

I love the texture of this snack/dessert/breakfast because the bottom half is chewy and tiny bit salty and the top half is light, creamy and sweet. The lemon/coconut flavor feels very summery to me. They are stored in the refrigerator (can’t let the cashew layer melt!) so they are extra refreshing.

I kinda feel like the bars need no further introduction…let’s get to the recipe!


Raw Vegan Lemon Coconut Bars (Gluten-Free)
 
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Recipe type: dessert
Cuisine: vegan, gluten-free
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • 6 dates, pitted and chopped
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut +extra for sprinkling
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • dash of salt
  • 1 cup cashews, soaked at least 4 hours
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbs coconut butter
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 3 tbs agave
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Pulse oats in blender or food processor until fine powder is formed. Add dates, shredded coconut, coconut oil and salt and pulse until doughy texture is achieved.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread oat mixture over baking sheet, pressingly firmly with your hands to create a rectangle about ¼"- ½" thick.
  3. Rinse blender and blend all remaining ingredients until completely smooth. Pour cashew layer over oat crust and spread out evenly.
  4. Place in freezer for 1 hour then slice into bars.
  5. Sprinkle with extra shredded coconut and store in refrigerator.

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