RAW Chocolate Raspberry Bars

RAW Chocolate Raspberry Bars

Hey everyone! It’s been a while since my last post. I hope you haven’t been missing my recipes too much. 😉

To make up for not posting for a while, I’ll be sharing a wonderfully rich chocolate treat today. Not only are these RAW Chocolate Raspberry Bars sweet and chewy…they also keep fresh a long time (you’ll keep them in your freezer the entire time, only taking them out a minute or two before having a bar).

If you’re not too crazy about raspberries, you can easily substitute them with your favorite type of berry. You could even go crazy and sub it with something like shredded coconut! It’s completely up to you. Raspberries worked great for me.

Let me tell you a bit about my life. I’ve taken a break from weights and cardio for about 1 month. I was doing a juice cleanse and giving my entire body a nice break from my old routine (weights, cardio, high protein diet, 6 small meals a day). It was a much needed break; it gave my body a chance to recover, rest, step out of my old routine and have more time for my loved ones and myself. It was truly wonderful.

This week, however, I felt like it was time to incorporate bits and pieces of my old lifestyle. I started lifting weights, doing cardio twice a day and eating an average of 5 times a day. I will still substitute a meal with a smoothie or skip protein on my salads here and there. Just trying to keep my overall nutrition balanced and light.

In general, I feel great! I am leaning out a bit, staying as healthy as possible and having a great time while doing it. I feel driven, focused and ready for any challenge.

RAW Chocolate Raspberry Bars
 
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These RAW Chocolate Raspberry Bars are chewy, sweet and totally nutritious. A great dessert or anytime snack.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 9 bars
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Line a 8”x8" baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Add dates, almonds, walnuts and ½ cup cacao powder to a food processor, and process for about 3-4 minutes, until a smooth/sticky consistency is reached. Transfer mix to the lined baking dish and press on it until it has been distributed evenly and is packed at the bottom. This is the base of the bars.
  3. Add bananas, raspberries, ¼ cup cacao powder, almond butter and honey to the food processor, and process until smooth. Pour on top of the bar’s base, and place baking dish in the freezer for 1-2 hours. Cut into 9 squares and enjoy.
Notes
Tools You’ll Need:
- Food processor
- 8”x8” baking dish
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons

Keep in freezer.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bar -- Calories: 294 Fat: 13 g. Carbohydrates: 48 g. Protein: 5 g.

 

RAW Chocolate Raspberry Bars

RAW Chocolate Raspberry Bars

11 thoughts on “RAW Chocolate Raspberry Bars”

  1. While those may look tasty, as a diabetic Paleo person, I just think you pronounced a death sentence on me. 🙂 honey,dates,bananas – yep, that ought to create a spike to about 300+. However, I could nibble on the edges. 🙂

  2. Had everything on hand except raspberries, so I used strawberries. Special treat for the kiddos and hubs after dinner. I did taste test (of course) and they are so good. I might play with the berry type and ratio to see if the banana can be hidden more, though I do love a banana. Maybe the raspberries add stronger flavor. Thanks for this. I’ve enjoyed looking through your recipes.

    1. Hi Jennifer! Thanks for the comment. 🙂 So glad to hear you and the family enjoyed my RAW Bars. 🙂 Let me know what else you try and how you like it. XOXO

  3. Stoked to try this! Thanks tons! Have you heard of Giddy Yoyo? Best raw chocolate I have found! Wild Heirloom Ecuadorian Arriba Nacional Cacao! Grown in mineral rich high elevation soil, watered by rain and PURE MOUNTAIN SPRINGS. Workers are paid BEYOND FAIR TRADE ; ). Raw. Vegan. Gluten Free. Dairy Free. Certified Organic. Canadian Company. Check it out:

    Giddy Yoyo ~ Raw Vegan Chocolate

    Feel the flow…

    1. Hi Scott! No, I’ve never heard of that raw chocolate before. I am actually from Ecuador, so I’d love to give some of my homeland’s products a try. Want to send me a sample?! 😉

  4. I absolutely love this! I make it every week to stop me eating copious amounts of chocolate. I add only 3 tablespoons of honey to cut down on “sugar”.

  5. Think that substituting avocados for the bananas would work? Sometimes the banana taste in recipes overwhelms me…

    1. Hello Robin! Can you expand on your comment “they didn;t ever set up in the freezer”? What do you mean by that? I’d love to help guide you on this one as it is a super yummy recipe!

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