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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Hi Nunn! I am so glad you enjoyed it :) It's one of my faves

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I would use a little less lemon juice next time and a little less salt, otherwise was perfect. I had a lunch party and the guests loved it, although I took out of the freezer 15-30 minutes before serving, they were lovely. Next day we had them straight from the freezer and were so much better. My husband is delighted I've found a replacement for chocolate that is even nicer and so much healthier.

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Awesome Karen!!

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Farah :)

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Im just getting into raw, Of course this recipe caught my attention. Question though, when using dates in recipes is it usually dried? or fresh?

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Hi Lacey, dried or fresh are both fine. Fresh is best (just remember to remove the pits) but MANY people used dried because they are much cheaper. Either is fine

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I made these and they are so delicious, thank you soooo much for this recipe! I would use a little less lemon juice next time, but I'm not a big lemon flavor fan in general.

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Hi Haley, so glad you enjoyed! You can reduce the lemon by half if you like, but I do recommend keeping at least 1/2 the lemon juice in the recipe

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I added choco chips, sprinkled quick oats on top of choco and cut up fresh strawberries on choco topping. Can anyone say delicious!

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I have made this and shared with friends. We absolutely love this and it is so easy to make. I did add a small amount of cacao butter to the chocolate though. Just to firm up a little bit. Thank you for sharing this recipe :-)

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Awesome Juliana!

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I'm really glad I tried this. I ran out of cashews, so in the base, I replaced a 1/2 cup of cashews with 1/2 cup sunflower seeds, and I saved what cashews I had left for the chocolate topping. Verdict: SOOO GOOD! I am so glad I'm the only person in my house who eats raw, haha. More for me! :)

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Sophie, I am totally the same way. I hate to share lol

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SoooooooOooooo Good! Had to bring half of it to work today and everyone loved it! people could not believe it was raw :) Thank you SO much for all these recipes!

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You are much more generous than I, Cristina! ;) Keep spreading the good word!

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I make these allll the time. They are absolutely amazing!

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Grace :)

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Gabrielle, next time you'll perfect it :)

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Think I blended the base to long as its a bit sticky.. Still tastes good but looking forward to my next batch..

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Just made them - husband said woohoo!

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Becky, when a husband says "Woohoo" we call that a resounding success :)

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Yes, just as you described, definitely my favourite too, together with the refrigerator carrot cake. The lemon juice and the raspberries on top turn these slices into a delish desert! Thank you :-)

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You're welcome, Ellen! You've chosen some excellent recipes to make :)

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The whole family loved them.

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