Raw Vegan Date Cashew Bars

I was inspired by both my craving for date bars and one of my friends on Instagram. Dates are delicious and I grew up eating them until I become a teen then I forgot all about dates L These are so chewy and melt in your mouth delicious! Oh by the way if you haven’t noticed, all of my recipes are on the paleo and/or vegan spectrum so enjoy!!

Ingredients:

Base and Topping:

2 cups raw cashews

1 cup gluten free oats

¼ cup date paste

¼ cup melted coconut oil

1 tsp Himalayan pink salt

For the filling:

2 cups date paste + ½ cup water

1 tsp vanilla extract

Optional toppings: chocolate chips, other seeds and nuts, or dried fruit!

 

Directions:

1.     Place cashews and oats in food processor to a crumble texture.

2.     Add dates, coconut oil, and salt. Set aside 1 cup of topping mixture.

3.      In a 8x8 pan, spread the mixture and press firmly into pan.

4.     Now for the filling, mix all ingredients together in the food processor and pulse until a smooth consistency

5.     Spread the filling onto the base evenly and used the reserved 1 cup mixture that we saved for the topping.

6.     Refrigerate for about 2-3 hours and when ready cut into squares (I like using a pizza cutter, it’s easy!) Enjoy!!!