These deliciously nutty no-bake Raspberry Vegan Bars are creamy, tangy, and jam-packed with antioxidants. The perfect healthy dessert or snack, that contains no refined sugar – but tonnes of favour and goodness! Gluten free.
Just to warn you, you won’t stop at one bar because they’re pretty addictive! I wanted to post this recipe for months, but every time I make them, they’re gobbled up by my little monkeys (okay, me too!), before I get a chance to photograph them. This was attempt #4 (am not complaining). The tartness of the creamy filling is nicely balanced with the nutty-date crust to offer a great alternative to refined sugar-laden desserts.
Perhaps it was meant to be because this recipe is the perfect fit for Heart Month and Valentines Day. With minimal cooking (about a minute) and no baking required, these yummy bars can be ready in a dash. What a beautiful way to impress the one you love, and look after your heart too.
How to make Creamy Raspberry Vegan Bars – Step By Step
I start by preparing the nutty-date base first, and place it in the freezer to firm up (Images 1 and 2), whilst I prep the filling and topping. The filling consists of soaked cashews, coconut oil, lemon juice + zest, maple syrup, and a pinch of sea salt. These are processed to create a creamy filling (Images 3 and 4), that’s poured, and spread evenly over the nutty-date crust. The topping is even more