Lemon Blueberry Bars {paleo, dairy, refined sugar, & gluten free}
 
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Serves: 15-20
Ingredients
  • CRUST:
  • 1 cup almond meal/flour
  • ¾ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • 12 pitted dates
  • 3 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • ¼ tsp fine pink Himalayan sea salt
  • WHITE FILLING:
  • 3½ cups soaked cashews
  • ¼ cup coconut butter/manna
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp. coconut milk or water
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • *8 drops lemon essential oil or 2 tsp. extract
  • 1-2 tbsp. raw honey
  • ⅛ tsp of stevia
  • BLUEBERRY TOPPING:
  • ½ cup of white filling reserved
  • 2½ cups of frozen blueberries
  • 3 tbsp. chia seeds
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • ¼ tsp of stevia
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • handful of blueberries optional
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, blend the crust ingredients except oil & almond extract.
  2. Blend CRUST ingredients until flour like texture & the dates are finely processed.
  3. Mix the oil and almond extract together & add by pulsing until mixture is combined.
  4. Press the crust into a 11x8 dish and set aside.
  5. Next blend all the WHITE ingred. together for a few min. until it is creamy.
  6. Reserve ½ c. white filling to add to blueberry mix. Spread remaining over crust.
  7. Last layer: mix the BLUEBERRIES, ½ cup of white mixture, stevia, lemon and chia.
  8. Gently spread blueberry mixture over the white. Add handful berries across top.
  9. Freeze for at least 1 hr. but overnight is best. Take bars out 15 min. before cutting.
Notes
For a twist on this recipe I baked the crust for 10-12 min in a 350 oven. Either way they are divine. Letting the frozen blueberries thaw out for a few minutes before blending them makes it easier. I prefer using a {glass} dish that is long; as a small square will make bars too thick and not as many. When adding the stevia, taste mixtures to see if it is sweet to your liking. Remember stevia is 300x stronger then conventional sugar so it is best to add what the recipe calls for then add a dash at a time to your liking. The bars will last in the freezer covered up to a month.
Recipe by Spoonful of Health Delicious Gluten Free Recipes, Paleo and FreeDiet approved at https://spoonfulofhealth.com/lemon-blueberry-bars-paleo-dairy-refined-sugar-gluten-free/