To Make Dessert

 

       Happy Sunday! I've got a delicious recipe for you to make for the week ahead today! They are delicious raspberry/dark cocoa/cashew bars, and they are vegan + raw. I'm not vegan, and I don't eat exclusively raw/clean, but every now and then, I like to make big dishes to keep in the freezer and fridge, so that I have at least one clean thing to eat all week. You store these in the freezer, and just thaw when you're ready to eat one. Let's get to the recipe! There three layers, so I will list the ingredients for each layer, and how to make it, separately. Check it out below!

Ingredients: Base Layer

- 1/2 cup of dates, soaked

- 1 cup of cashews

- 1/3 cup of cocoa

- 3 tbs. of coconut oil, melted

Directions:

- Combine cocoa and cashews in a food processor, then process in dates and coconut oil. Press this into the bottom of any size of pan and place in the freezer to chill while you make the next layer.

Ingredients: Middle Layer

- 2/3 cup of cashews

- 2 cups of raspberries

- 1/3 cup of maple syrup

- 1 tbs. of chia seeds

Directions:

- Combine all in a food processor, and spread on top of chilled base layer. Keep in freezer for one hour to set.

Ingredients: Top Layer

- 1/2 cup of cocoa

- 1/2 cup of coconut oil

- 1/4 maple syrup

Directions:

- Melt coconut oil in a pot on low heat, then whisk in cocoa and maple syrup. Pour on top of middle layer and keep in the freezer for 2-3 hours to chill. 

- Once frozen, slice and enjoy or store in the freezer. Let defrost for 15 minutes when ready to serve. Enjoy!