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Blueberry Cashew Bars

5 from 2 reviews

A fun, frozen treat for summer!

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Ingredients

  • 11/2 cups raw cashews
  • 1/3 cup nut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 Tablespoons honey (depending on sweetness preference)
  • 1/4 cup milk (cow, almond, soy, etc)
  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
  • 2 cups frozen wild blueberries
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespons chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Place cashews in a bowl, cover with water and soak at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain water from cashews and place in a high powered blender or food processor with nut butter, vanilla, honey and milk.
  3. Blend until smooth and set aside.
  4. Place the almonds and dates in the food processor or blender and process until well combined.
  5. Press the date mixture into the bottom of a 9×9 pan.
  6. Top with cashew mixture and spread to make an even layer.
  7. Place in the freezer for 30 min.
  8. Meanwhile, combine blueberries, honey and chia seeds in a small saucepan.
  9. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for 10 minutes, using a fork or spatula to smash blueberries.
  10. Let mixture cool.
  11. Remove bars from freezer, spread blueberry layer on top and refreeze until solid.
  12. To serve, remove from freezer and let sit 10-15 minutes before cutting into squares.
  13. Store in the freezer.