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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thank you for responding!!

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My pleasure Ellen :)

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Krystal 's Review

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I AM IN LOVE!!! These were so easy to make and so darn delicious! I made them for a co-worker's b-day and nobody could believe that they were healthy or raw!

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Love to hear this, Krystal. Glad the shortbread bars impressed!!!! :)

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Caroline's Review

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One word - Amazing!

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So glad you liked, Caroline

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Matt Dettman's Review

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We've been enjoying these bars for a long time now. Last time I made them I was out of raw cashews and had no lemon juice. I had some raw black pepper cashews and used fresh squeeze organic OJ instead.
We loved them! Any port in a storm, right?

Matt

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Hi Matt,

Black pepper cashews! Interesting. Nice twist, I bet!

Glad you found a way to "make it work!"

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How long will these keep in the freezer for?

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Hi Am,

Indefinitely - but usually once something's been in the freezer for more than 2 weeks I start to get a little turned off by it haha

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Nefredia's Review

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Loved this recipe and it was a hit with all my friends. Thank you. I was wondering if I could substitute something for chocolate if I just wanted a lemon topping that would be firm and have a texture similar to the chocolate. Any ideas?

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Hi Nefredia,

I like the way you think! Sounds yummy.

I'd say keep it simple - make the exact same recipe, omit the cacao, add a bit more lemon juice and maybe 1 tablespoon fresh lemon rind. It won't be very yellow colored - maybe you could add a tiny bit of turmeric to get a vibrant yellow color, but it might impact that flavor so be careful with that!

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these are truly amazing!! thanks so much for your easy, and tasty recipes! I need to try something other than desserts, but can't seem to get past the desserts! hmmm....back to the freezer ;-)

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I totally hear you on the desserts, Annie!

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Annie Woodhurst's Review

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I forgot to rate it! 5/5!

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An excellent rating, thank you!

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Lisa Brune's Review

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Oh my! I am SUCH a big fan of this recipe. My 4 year old daughter made it with me and she didn't like the chocolate straight out of the blender, and I was worried about the strong lemon flavour, but once the recipe had set it was completely delightful to every one of my taste buds, and my daughter keeps pinching them from the freezer. Thank you so much, and I look forward to trying many more of your recipes. You're a gem xx

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Aw, thanks Lisa. I'm glad your daughter approves of these! :)

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I was not so sure about this recipe when I tasted the liquid chocolate, but after it froze you totally get the chocolate "cheesecake" taste! Love this, thanks so much!

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So glad you're enjoying Davida!

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Lindajane's Review

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Totally agree with Amanda, I could live off these!!
Thanks for yet another fab recipe! x

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These ARE pretty tasty! And you are welcome! :)

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I took these yummy treats to work and everyone loved them. They couldn't understand that is wasn't real chocolate but cashews. I will definitely be making these again. Thank you.

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Karyn, isn't it the best surprising the non-raw folks with such good eats?

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Is there any way these recipes could be dehydrated rather than frozen?

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