Recipe Directions

  • 1. Process: Place all shortbread ingredients in the food processor. Process until the mixture sticks together and the dates are well processed.
  • 2. Dump shortbread mixture into your pan. Press the crust down firmly in your dish with your hands. (Shortbread base is now done.)
  • 3. Blend: Place all chocolate mixture ingredients into a high-speed blender. Blend until very smooth.
  • 4. Pour/deposit chocolate mixture on top of shortbread, similar to pouring icing on brownies. Smooth with the back of a spoon.
  • 5. Freeze: Cover and freeze for at least 1 hour. Always store these in the freezer.
  • 6. Eat! I like to slice a frozen piece, then let the slice thaw out on the counter for 15 minutes or so.

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

These are freezer bars. I tend to make them in a square baking dish.

if you're having trouble getting the chocolate mixture to blend properly, turn your high-speed blender off and insert a spatula down one side to let a pocket of air down near the blades. Then remove the spatula, put the lid back on and continue blending--going from slow all the way up to fast again.

You must use the coconut oil in this recipe. It's what makes the chocolatey mixture thicken in the freezer.

These raw chocolate shortbread bars call for a lot of lemon juice, but that's the secret ingredient that makes the chocolate taste a bit more zingy (like chocolate cheesecake) rather than just like pure chocolate. This gives the chocolate a deeper dimension and more of an adult flavour.

These bars need to be stored in the freezer.

I am addicted to these right now. Serve them with thawed raspberries thrown on top = dreamy!

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 77 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Calories, Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Iron.

Amounts per 47 g (2 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 209 8 %
Protein 3 g 5 %
Fat 15 g 19 %
Carbohydrates 18 g 5 %
Dietary Fiber 2.4 g 8 %
Sugars 13 g
Calcium 11 mg 1 %
Iron 1.3 mg 10 %
Sodium 29 mg 1 %
Source: The Rawtarian, USDA

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lol Sara S. . Well said!

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I bought a food processor just so I could make these !! thank you so much for posting this recipe, I totally loved them !! x

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Gabrielle, next time you'll perfect it :)

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These were yummy but.......My base did not set. I ran our of cashews so used almonds. Is this the reason?

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Hi Emma, YES the subsitution would have had a negative impact -- the almonds are not as oily as the cashews, so the base would have been too dry.

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Great thanks, thought that might be it

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:)

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Omg,was so happy with this as i used to love shortbread ,so happy with the look lol!Taste perfect,the chocolate remind me the german icechocolate,which i also love to bits before :) Very tasty!My favourite now.Forget to put the coconut on top,will do later when i go for another bite :)

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Ooh, lovely. Now I want some of yours! Thanks for sharing, Michaela!

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Do you use raw, soaked, or dehydrated cashews?

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Hi Rochelle, just regular cashews. If you want to soak, you can soak the cashews for the "chocolate" part. Do not soak the base cashews though.

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Add blended medjool dates, vanilla and sea salt to make a salted caramel. Carmel squares!

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Oh yes please... YUM! That sounds really good, Joanne!

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Oh my goodness! These are so yummy. Next time I might try some spices instead of lemon juice.

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Absolutely, Rebecca! Spice 'em up! :)

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Heather 's Review

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Simply wonderful!

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I have to agree with you on that, Heather! :)

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Hi! I made this recipe yesterday and it was delicious! i received only compliments, everybody loved the lemon flavour con the chocolate, very original! Thanks a lot for this and all the recipes on your website! ;)

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Great to hear, Camila! Gotta love getting compliments!

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I just made these and substituted raisins for dates ( I didn't have any) and used almond butter in place of coconut oil since I have a sensitivity and they turned out absolutely amazing thank you for this sinful recipe!

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Great substitutions, Adriane. I'm glad you liked these!

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These have become a staple in my life!!

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Good to hear, Brenda! :)

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Just made my first batch today and they tasted absolutely delicious. I might put a little less lemon juice in next time though. Thank you for another delicious recipe!

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You are very welcome, Jennifer! I'm glad you liked 'em!

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I am not able to print this recipe properly. It comes back in some foreign language that I can't understand? Any suggestions??

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Strange Virtue! Can you cut and paste into a Word doc instead?

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What is raw cocoa powder? Can I use raw cacao powder instead? Thank you!

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