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No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake Bars (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake Bars (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake Bars (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan) is :

caveman , gluten free , dairy free , lacto ovo vegetarian , primal , vegan

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Prep Time: minutes
Cook time: minutes
Total time: 45 minutes
Yield: 16 Servings
Tags: Vegan
Health Score: 7 %

Ingredients:

1/4 cup

almond flour
1/2 cup

canned coconut milk
1/4 cup

coconut oil
2 tablespoons

coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon

kosher salt
2 tablespoons

lemon juice
1/3 cup

maple syrup
4

medjool dates
3/4 cup

raw cashews
2 cups

raw cashews
2 cups

strawberries
1 tablespoon

vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper and grease well with coconut oil. Set aside.

  2. Add the cashews, almond flour, pitted dates, coconut oil and salt to a food processor or high-powered blender and pulverize until it comes together into a sort of sticky dough, with small bits remaining. Dont over process, or itll turn into nut butter! Press the date dough evenly along the bottom of the prepared pan.In the same food processor or high-powered blender (no need to wash between - I used my Vitamix, but most powerful blenders should do the job), combine all of the filling ingredients except the strawberries and blend for about 2 minutes, or until the mixture is silky smooth and creamy. Scrape down the sides as necessary. You may need to add a bit more coconut milk or lemon juice to get it to blend smoothly if your blender isnt super high-powered.Once its smooth, taste the mixture and adjust the sweetness/tartness levels, if desired.

  3. Pour the filling into the prepared pan over the crust. Smooth out the top and tap the pan hard against the counter a few times to release any air bubbles. Press the strawberry halves into the bars.

  4. Place in the freezer to firm up for at least 3 hours before cutting. I recommend running your knife under hot water to warm it up before cutting the bars with the still-hot (dried) knife.

  5. Let them thaw at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before serving.Store leftovers tightly wrapped in the freezer.

Wine Pairing :

  • cream sherry
  • moscato dasti
  • port

Strawberry Shortcake can be paired with Cream Sherry, Moscato d'Asti, and Port. A common wine pairing rule is to make sure your wine is sweeter than your food. Delicate desserts go well with Moscato d'Asti, nutty desserts with cream sherry, and caramel or chocolate desserts pair well with port.