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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Is there a low fat diet way of making these please ? As they look yummy but i don't want to put the fat on my body

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Hi Sherie,

Not really :) But why not make a batch, freeze it, and eat small portions? It will keep for a long time in the freezer

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I just made these last night. They were a bit to Tangy for me , maybe from the lemon juice? The chocolate was also lighter in color than your photo. Yours looks like dark chocolate, mine looks like milk chocolate. I'm pretty certain that I measured the lemon juice carefully to a quarter of a cup. Maybe it's my taste buds. I'm puzzled.

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Hi Christi,

It definitely is the lemon juice that provides the "tang" :)

I am sorry that it didn't do it for ya! Next time perhaps reducing the lemon juice would be good for your tastebuds. As for the color, it could be as simple as the white balance / difference in cameras and lighting. Your texture looks perfect.

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Hannah Patterson's Review

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Love this. I'm about to make them - do you soak the cashews first? Just to get rid of the enzyme inhibitor?
x

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Hi Hannah, no need to soak at all.

If you want to soak, you can soak the cashews for the "chocolate" part. Do not soak the base cashews though, unless you are going to dry them out first (they will be too wet if you soak them)

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Hi, I am new to making raw desserts, but I like experimenting.
What do you mean by "1 cup dried, unsweetened coconut"? Are they coconut flakes or the nut itself?
Thanks and forgive me for the possible silly question! :)

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Ema, coconut flakes :)

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After I invited a neighbor to lunch she advised me that she only ate raw foods, NO dairy, NO meat and NO grains. She is gluten intolerant and has Celiac Disease. this is the first time I ever heard of someone eating only raw foods! I am a Butcher's daughter! I want to show my neighbor that I can make a nice raw foods lunch but I am stymied finding ideas or recipes that eliminate all the above NO foods. Can you help me ???

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Hi Jeriko! The good news is that here on my website all of the recipes will do the trick!

I can suggest my "raw brownie recipe" as a great easy one to start with for you - as long as you have a food processor. Then even a simple salad with lots of nice fresh veg will be easy for you to create for a the main lunch dish.

Good luck and keep us posted on how it goes!

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Elena's Review

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These are delicious, made them and the carrot cake tonight, the best recipes I've found:)) thank you so much I love your site:)) my toddler is loving them also.

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Hi Elena, you've picked two fabulous recipes. Nice variety too! Next one to try I would suggest my raw apple pie that goes in the freezer. Or my banana cream pie!

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Natalia's Review

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This is my favorite dessert at the moment! Love it! Thanks for the recipe!

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My pleasure Natalia! My main complaint about this recipe is that I gobble it up too fast :)

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Jodi 's Review

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These are truly delicious! I love my raw chocolate desserts, but that shortbread/pastry type 'old world' naughtiness is what I crave and this was 1000% better! I don't have a hi-speed blender so I melted my coconut oil first and used a little more maple syrup and tiny bit more water. Next time I am going to make 1.5 (or even 2 x) the base to that ratio of icing, just for my taste and wanting more of that yummy base! Thanks so much, your website is fabulous and your recipes are always my 'go to know they will turn out awesome!' source! x

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Hi Jodi,

Lol re: old world naughtiness. I have those cravings more than I would like to admit!

I am honoured to be your source for go-to-know-they-will-turn-out-awesome. That's what I strive to be and it tickles my heart to read you write that. :)

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Melissa's Review

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these were soooooo good I've made them a couple of times but I used peacans instead of cashews I just like peacans more then cashews came out great! thanks for sharing........ LOVE, LIGHT AND HAPPINESS

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Hi Melissa, so glad you enjoyed. Interesting idea to sub pecans for the cashews. Did the color change quite a bit?

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Tanya's Review

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I am new to raw food diets and currently am starting on two days raw foods per week. These are amazing! filling, satisfying, nourishing, moreish..... I have to say these are my favs at the moment out of the sweet foods on here.

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Awesome Tanya! Welcome to the wild and wonderful world of raw foods :)

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Yummy, yummy, just made them last nite:)

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"Yummy, yummy yummy I've got shortbread in my tummy" <singing>

lol

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sara's Review

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I made these today for the first time and they were amazing. We have made a few of your other recipes and they dont disappoint! Thanks so much for your amazing and tasty recipes. Our kids love them and can eat them for breakfast, brilliant!

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<beams> Sara!

:)

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This is a great dessert

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