Sweetness

As mentioned in my recent photo montage, I've been at it in the kitchie lately... and have a few of those sweet treats to share today!

Vanilla Cream Oatmeal Bars

This was one of those "throw together" items. I had left over crust from making a different bar... and extra vanilla cream from another project (something super cool that I'll have to share at a later date) so I figured I'd marry the two for something yummalicious!
Oatmeal Cookie Crust

1 cup cashews, ground
1/2 cup ground oat groats
1/4 cup lucuma powder
1/4 cup agave
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 pinches sea salt

In a bowl, mix all ingredients together. Press the mixture into a pan of your choice.

Vanilla Cream

1 1/2 cup cashews
1/2 cup + 2 tbs agave
1/3 - 1/2 cup vanilla water*
2/3 cup coconut oil
2 tablespoons lecithin
2 tablespoons agave powder
Pinch sea salt

In a high speed blender, combine the cashews, agave, and vanilla water until smooth. Now add the coconut oil, lecithin, and agave powder and blend to incorporate. Transfer to a bowl and allow to chill in the fridge until firm.
Optional: Fold whole or chopped goji berries into the cream.
Spread the cream over the oatmeal crust. Top with cacao nibs.

*3 beans (chopped) blended with 1 cup water

Fruit N Nut Cream Bar: fold chopped nuts and other dried fruit into the cream - mulberries would be nice, as would chopped dates, pecans, and/or walnuts.
Chocolate Cream, add some cacao powder to the vanilla cream.

Yum yum, enjoy!
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14 Comments
  1. December 3, 2009 at 12:42
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    Wow! delicious combinations! Yummy!

  2. December 3, 2009 at 13:45
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    VeggieGirl said it best with: HOLY YUM! :)

  3. December 3, 2009 at 14:30
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    This looks amazing! Do you have any suggestions for a good substitution for the oat groats? I can't tolerate oats :( Thanks!

  4. December 3, 2009 at 15:18
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    Delish! You always make the most beautiful looking desserts. If you ever come to London, Ontario to teach a class, you MUST tell me! ^_^

  5. December 3, 2009 at 16:35
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    Oh wow, that first one sounds delicious. I've never heard of lucuma powder, though. I'll have to investigate.

  6. December 3, 2009 at 17:41
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    Oh my, those look delicious! I'll have to try those out ASAP!

  7. December 3, 2009 at 18:40
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    HOLY YUM Alright. I want to eat my screen off. Thanks so much for sharing this one. i am totally going to make this one very soon and totally give you major credit for it :)

  8. December 3, 2009 at 21:26
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    Im glad you guys are enjoying this one... it's really very very easy to make! And totally versatile.

  9. December 5, 2009 at 03:44
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    A perfect raw-a-fied version of my favorite christmas treats! Thanks :) They look great

  10. December 22, 2009 at 04:21
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    The first picture kind of looks like a bar of homemade soap! But I bet it tastes absolutely delicious. <br /><br />http://nicolejanaye.blogspot.com/<br /><br />:)

  11. Jasmine
    July 1, 2010 at 08:58
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    oh wow just finished making these yummy vanilla bars!! these are totaly dangerous. I added ground flax to bar and omitted agave powder (since i didnt have it) i think it came out sweet enough without it though. im wrapping and popping these in the freezer for a festival trip im going on soon. i used sunflower lecithen and only used half the vanilla cream ooh what to do with the rest?! i love this recipe i want to try again whith maca added! maybe ill do that tomorrow and use up the cream. thanks so much !

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