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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Vegan Carrot Cake Bars with Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting (Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free)

Vegan Carrot Cake Bars 
with 
Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting (Raw)


bar ingredients:


  • 1 cup walnuts (plus a few extra for garnish)
  • 1/2 cup medjool dates
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup apricots, chopped
  • 1/3 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 1/2  tsp cinnamon
  • tiny pinch himalayan pink salt


bar preparation steps:


1. place parchment paper in a 7 x 5 glass baking dish - leave two ends of parchment paper hanging over the edges for easy removal

2. add walnuts to a food processor and process until fine

3. add remaining carrot bar ingredients and process together, scraping down sides of processor, until mixture is chopped fine and sticks together




frosting ingredients:


  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight
  • 1 dropper liquid vanilla stevia (or vanilla)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (or raw agave)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp himalayan pink salt
  • 1 tbsp water, if needed




frosting preparation steps:

1. place all ingredients into a high-powered blender and blend, scraping down sides of blender, until frosting is smooth and creamy



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