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Cream Cheese Bars

With raspberry

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Kaylie J.
Stylist + Photographer + Founder of Paleo Gluten Free Eats
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With Mothers Day just around the corner, celebrating your mum with these raspberry cream cheese bars is always a good idea. Also, kids and husbands- no woman would object to cheesecake for breakfast. Especially since these bars are loaded with healthy fats to fuel the brain and contain almost zero sugar!!! Like, I can actually eat them!

This machine is a POWER HOUSE. Grinding cashews? No prob. This Vitamix blender whipped up those cashews in minutes and turned them into the creamiest rich cream cheese filling. Mmmmm.

*Pro tip: make sure to use the tamper to accelerate the process of blending as well as scraping the cashews down the sides of the blender so that it gets SUPER smooth.

 

The layers of these cream cheese bars are so simple and I usually have everything on hand anyway (which doesn’t help snacking :). Keeping a carton of cashew cream cheese in the fridge is a must! I literally haven’t found one thing it’s bad on- sweet or savory. If you’re feelin the need for something sweet after dinner it’s really easy to throw a batch of these bars together!

One more fabulous thing you need to know about these bars before you indulge: they have almost zero sugar! There is no sugar in the filling (at all!). And the whipped cream is sweetened lightly with stevia. The only other sugar content is found in the raspberry filling and dates in the crust.

I promise it doesn’t taste sugar free either I taste testers who eat everything try these and they said it tasted just like cheesecake! So you don’t have to worry about it tasting super healthy (even though they are).

Ingredients:
Cashew Filling
Crust
Raspberry Filling
  • 6 tablespoons raspberry jam you can also use strawberry jam or fresh fruit for a paleo option!
Whipped Cream Topping
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  1. Combine the ingredients for the cashew filling in the blender. Use the tamper tool to move the cashews around in the blender to ensure even and thorough combining. Blend until completely smooth.

 

Method:
In a food processor combine the ingredients for the crust and pulse until the mixture breaks down and forms small granulars that stick together.

 

Line a 8" by 4" pyrex pan with parchment paper. Then add the crust mixture, spread it out evenly in the pan, and then press down.

 

Evenly spread the cashew filling over the crust and smooth down.

 

Add the raspberry preserves or fresh fruit in over the cashew filling.

 

To make the coconut whipped cream take a can of chilled full fat canned coconut milk (I use Thai Kitchen brand) and scrape the solid cream off the top. Put the coconut cream in a bowl with the vanilla and stevia then ship with an electric mixer until smooth.

 

Top the bars off with whipped coconut cream, cashew pieces, and arrowroot powder for powdered sugar effect.