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No bake coconut-cashew cherry squares
by Jamie Vespa on Thursday February 22, 2018
No Bake Coconut-Cashew Cherry Squares

No-Bake Coconut-Cashew Cherry Squares are vegan, gluten free, and a virtuously indulgent snack or dessert.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw unsalted cashews
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, plus more for sprinkling on top (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp. honey or agave nectar
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1½ cups frozen and thawed cherries, patted dry with paper towels
  • 5 pitted Medjool dates
  • 2 Tbsp. cashew butter
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Place cashews, coconut flakes, honey (or agave), and salt in a food processor. Blend 1 to 2 minutes, until mixture starts coming together. Press firmly into the bottom of a loaf pan lined with parchment paper.
  2. Wipe out food processor. Add cherries, dates, cashew butter, coconut flour, and vanilla. Blend until smooth. Pour over cashew mixture; use the back of a spoon to smooth out. Sprinkle with additional coconut flakes, if desired. Freeze for 1 hour. Slice into 10 bars.

Notes

Store leftover bars in the freezer. Remove 10-15 minutes before eating.