These little bars are downright heavenly. Blueberries rest on a crust and are adorned with crumbles. When baked, cooled and refrigerated overnight they come out perfectly creating the most desirable bars around. We shared these at a get together and was told "these are delicious!" and they were the most popular dessert!
Look at those beauties, can you resist? They are made with almond flour and gluten-free oats for a gluten-free spin, are completely vegan, pretty simple to put together and each time they turn out fabulously. Plus, half the amount of sweetener is used and it isn't refined sugar. I've yet to have a batch that hasn't been raved over! This recipe was inspired from my cookbook. I have a few other varieties in store brewing in my mind and can't wait to share soon. With love, Christa
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As you bite into layers or chocolate with a creamy raspberry center and a sweet almond date crust instant happiness is found. With absolutely no sugar used you can feel good about having this dessert. This dessert was inspired by the sweet and beautiful coconut raspberry hearts taken up a notch with a yummy crust and chocolate topping. This would be a fun dessert to make and enjoy over the weekend and is even okay to enjoy on a cleanse, at least it is in my book. Have a great weekend!
Total Time: 2 + Hrs Freeze | Prep Time: 25 Minutes | Servings: 8 Bars
206 Calories Per Bar
Take your senses to their maximum with layers of divine flavors for a must have experience. Transcendent Raspberry Cream Bars have a base made of amaranth that is mixed with dates, agave, vanilla, and a pinch of sea salt for a grounding, earthy, sweet yet salty base. Topped with homemade raspberry chia jam, sweet cashew frosting and fresh raspberries it creates an exceptionally beautiful dessert and protein bar in one! These are sweet, creamy, delicious, fantastic, light and layered with flavors bursting in each bite you take. Enjoy these positively delightful dessert bars!
Servings: 6 Bars
Combine the ingredients together in a food processor, taste, adjust as needed. Create the night before so the chia seeds thicken the jam.
Sweet Cashew Frosting:
These gluten-free bars are heavenly. Roasted peanut butter, dates, cranberries, raisins, cashews, coconut flakes, chia seeds, puffed amaranth and more create a power-packed protein bar, free of gluten. These are perfect to take with you on the go. No refrigeration is required. Store in a Tupperware or individually wrap, pack them in a lunch, eat them in the office or before going to Teotihuacan like we did! :) It provided us with enough fuel to climb to the top of the Pyramid of the Moon and the Pyramid of the Sun, how is that for an energy bar. I put these bars to the ultimate test. I made them the day before we left, packed them in a Tupperware once they were cool. They held together without refrigeration, being jolted around and each time provided a savory treat that was good for us. Breakfast, snack or dessert - all good options for these bars. A lot of granola bars contain a lot of honey or agave, these have an exceptionally low amount, enjoy!
Total Time: 35 Minutes | Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 25 Minutes | Servings: 8 Bars
Enjoy a taste of the tropics with mango infused granola bars that are full of healthy ingredients bound to make your heart shine this Valentines Day! With an oil and oil-free option you can choose how you'd like to prepare these treats. They are raw and vegan, vibrating with health leading to a more vibrant you! These were designed with tender, love and care with hand selected ingredients to create a bar with protein, fruit and a little bit of salt and sweet. Pecans, cashews, puffed amaranth, oats, mango, dates, cinnamon and raisins with sweetener are combined together and dehydrated making a delicious treat for on the go or around the home.
This dessert is so moist and decadent it's hard to believe it has sweet potatoes in it! It is so good we had it for dessert last night and breakfast this morning with a latte. :)
These are shockingly scrumptious and almost fudge like. A blond brownie with ingredients picked with lots of love. It is hard not to go back for more. I personally love the corner pieces.
The ingredients and flavor couldn't be more timely for the upcoming winter. If you can share... it would be a great treat for all to enjoy! We'll surely be making more and until then I'll be dreaming of them.
Total Time: 35 Minutes | Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Cook Time: 20 Minutes | Servings: 12-15+ Bars
From my kitchen to yours,
UPDATE 2016: I re-made these in a 9 x 13 pan after feedback, and they are perfect! The recipe has been updated to reflect this. In this version I subbed the mashed banana with more mashed sweet potato, used coconut oil as I didn't have the butter, and was out of cacao wafers so passed and added chocolate chips to half. They were GORGEOUS! Baked quicker than 20 minutes, were the consistency of a perfect brownie yet blonde. My husband and I LOVE THESE!!! They are incredibly hard not to eat. The 9 x 13 yields much more bars so it is technically less calories! Yeah! Enjoy!
Happy Friday! Today marks Vegan Mofo Day 5! It's not common for me to appear in your inbox daily but it's been kind of fun really. New recipes for us all to try, our freezer is full of go to treats, our bellies happy and our spirits high! They say sharing is caring after all.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
For day 5 I wanted to create something sweet, healthy, wholesome, plant based yet kid and husband friendly. I opted for a vegan granola bar, or Vegola Granola Bar!
Thank you Jerry for the creative name! He has a way with words and is so much fun to live with. On our walks we like to identify what foods can be eaten. Fortunately we found mother earths sweetest gifts - DATES!
Like keeps getting sweeter, I have a quick snack for those "on the go" moments or even those lazy day recovery weekends.
I love to keep protein bars around for us. They are especially handy when working a 9-5. Convenient, a good source of nutrition and yummy!
With bananas, apples, oats, puffed amaranth, almonds, prunes and dates mixed within this wholesome bar you can feel good about eating and sharing them! Plus, they make the perfect Back To School Snack! :)
No oil, no syrups, or refined sugar here. The recipe makes 18 bars at less than 180 calories per bar and are lip smacking “I’ll just have one more” good!
Now, let's mash, mix, bake and practice our vegan alchemy!
PREP TIME: 15 minutes Bake Time: 25 - 35 minutes Serves: 18
vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free
To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
From my heart and kitchen to yours! Best wishes for a great weekend!
Love Love Love,
Saturday we ventured to the farmer's market with Jerry's son. It was so much fun. I love seeing all the vendors, the creativity, the fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and the buzz of it all. By the afternoon I was fully loaded and inspired!
I was making a crust for a new dessert and my food processor stopped on me. I thought c'mon just a little more, but when I looked down, I noticed it was just the right consistency and I finally created the perfect bar! YES! I've been trying to create the ultimate whole-foods protein bar that is healthy and delicious and I just so happened to stumble upon it, love at last.
I decided to set the dessert aside and take advantage of the moment. I pressed them into shape, had a few bites to "taste" and went to heaven! I froze the balance and they were even better frozen!
Have fun with it! Use your favorite nuts, seeds and dried fruits! I can't wait to make more. Mine are already gone and I'm itching to make my next batch!
Peace & Love,
I can honestly say I had never tried fresh figs until I made this dessert. I'm so silly and didn't think to buy dried figs for fig newtons so instead I made a fresh fig bar! It turned out absolutely delicious. Jerry went wild for them! I made them Wednesday and they're already gone! I can't wait to get some more fresh and dried figs to try other variations. Enjoy. ;)
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