Homemade Strawberry Bars (Gluten and Dairy Free)

What you Need :

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup freeze dried strawberries
  • ½ cup shredded, unsweetened dried coconut
  • ¼ cup unrefined coconut oil
  • 8 dates, pitted
  • 2 Tablespoons raw honey
  • ½ teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon Organic Palm Shortening

How to Make :

In a food processor, add cashews, almonds, strawberries, coconut, coconut oil, honey, dates and salt. Process for 3 minutes or until mixture is sticky. Add more honey if needed. If necessary, stop processor and scoop sides down to make sure all ingredients are well incorporated. Run again for 1-2 minutes. Line 2 loaf pans with parchment paper and divide mixture among pans. Press mixture down firmly and evenly. Place in freezer while you prepare topping. For topping, fill a small pot halfway with water and bring to a boil. Place a large glass or metal mixing bowl on top of pot and pour chocolate chips and palm shortening in bowl. Stir constantly with a spatula until all chocolate is melted. This should take only 1-2 minutes. Remove both loaf pans from freezer and divide chocolate mixture between pans. Top each loaf pan with melted chocolate and smooth evenly with a spatula. Place in the refrigerator until set. Remove from pan, slice each block into 8 bars or little squares. Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container.

Recipe courtesy of: http://www.nurturemygut.com/