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Tart Cherry Vegan Superfood Bars

Skip the dairy with this vegan dessert
Tart Cherry Vegan Superfood Bars
Photo courtesy of Amanda Paa, Heartbeet Kitchen

These no-bake vegan superfood bars are made with top-notch ingredients like coconut, cashews, chia seeds and more.

Recipe courtesy of Amanda Paa, Heartbeet Kitchen, provided by Choose Cherries

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups frozen Montmorency tart cherries
  • 1/3 Cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 Cup raw cashews
  • 1/3 Cup white chia seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoons natural peanut butter
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract

For the date crust

  • 1 Cup pitted dates
  • 1 Cup raw cashews
  • 1 Cup raw walnuts
  • 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 Cup shredded unsweetened coconut

Directions

For the date crust

Line an 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper.

Add date crust ingredients to a food processor, pulse a few times to get the mixture started.

Continue processing until nuts and dates are broken down, and the mixture is sticky and starting to ball up.

Put date mixture into the pan and firmly and evenly press the ingredients down and together to make the crust.

Refrigerate while you make the filling.

Wash food processor container, then add frozen tart cherries, coconut, cashews, and chia seeds.

Pulse about 10 times to start breaking down.

Add remaining filling ingredients, and process until smooth besides for the little bits of chia you see.

Remove pan from refrigerator and spread tart cherry filling out over the crust.

Top with any nuts or seeds, and coconut.

Freeze for at least two hours.

Cut when you’re ready to enjoy. 

These bars keep well in the freezer for a month, or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.