Raw raspberry bars recipe - Simply Woman

By on December 10, 2017
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By The Rawtarian

These raspberry bars add lovely color, and they are easy to keep in the freezer so you can make them a couple of days in advance. Bars can be kept in the freezer for up to 1 week. Coconut is a key ingredient here. A blender and a food processor are required.

Prep Time
10 min

Total Time
4 hours 10 min

Shelf Life
1 week in freezer

Servings
12 servings 

Equipment
Blender and Food Processor

Ingredients

Shortbread Bars

2 cups dried, shredded coconut

1/2 cup cashews

1/4 cup maple syrup (or honey or agave nectar)

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Raspberry Jam

1 1/2 cups raspberries

1/2 cup dates

Use Metric / 12 Servings

Recipe Directions

1. Process all white shortbread ingredients in food processor. Process briefly until you get a crumbly consistency, similar to the white topping in my photos. (Mixture should stick together when pinched.)

2. Take 3/4 of the white mixture and press it down firmly into your pan/molds. Refrigerate immediately so the bars can start firming up. (Set remaining 1/4 white mixture aside, to be used later.)

3. Blend all raspberry jam ingredients together until a smooth, jam-like consistency is reached.

4. Get your white bars out of the fridge, and smooth the raspberry jam on top of the bars using the back of a spoon. Place back in refrigerator.

5. Refrigerate bars for at least 1 hour so that the jam can firm up a little bit.

6. Sprinkle remaining white crumble mixture on top of the bars.

7. Place in freezer for at least 3 hours to firm up. Your raw raspberry bars are now ready. (Store in freezer at all times.)

The Rawtarian’s Thoughts

I enjoyed making these raspberry bars for Christmas this year. They add lovely holiday color, and they are easy to keep in the freezer so you can make them a couple of days in advance. Bars can be kept in the freezer for up to 1 week.

If using frozen raspberries, you may need to add an optional 1-2 tablespons water to the jam mixture to help it blend.

To make the cute little bar shapes seen in my pictures, I used silicone financier molds. (I love them.) If you don’t have molds, you can simply make the bars in a large sheet or pan and cut them into bars once frozen.

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Laura-Jane is The Rawtarian,laura a passionate raw vegan. What is a “raw vegan?” A raw vegan is someone who eats only raw fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds–none of which are ever heated above 105F (40.6 Celsius). That’s it. Raw vegan recipes include cookies, brownies, cakes, crackers, macaroni and cheese, cheesecake, and more. All made from fruit, vegetables, seeds, and nuts. No bread products, no dairy products, just raw, natural ingredients! There is a whole movement of “raw vegans” (or “raw fooders”) who invent and share creative raw food recipes. Raw vegans prepare recipes using blenders and food processors instead of ovens and microwaves! ”Like” The Rawtarian on Facebook, and visit her for more great recipe ideas at therawtarian.com

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