Wednesday, December 2, 2009


As mentioned in my recent photo montage, I've been at it in the kitchie lately... and have a few of those sweet treats to share today!

Vanilla Cream Oatmeal Bars

This was one of those "throw together" items. I had left over crust from making a different bar... and extra vanilla cream from another project (something super cool that I'll have to share at a later date) so I figured I'd marry the two for something yummalicious!

Oatmeal Cookie Crust

1 cup cashews, ground
1/2 cup ground oat groats
1/4 cup lucuma powder
1/4 cup agave
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 pinches sea salt

In a bowl, mix all ingredients together. Press the mixture into a pan of your choice.

Vanilla Cream

1 1/2 cup cashews
1/2 cup + 2 tbs agave
1/3 - 1/2 cup vanilla water*
2/3 cup coconut oil
2 tablespoons lecithin
2 tablespoons agave powder
Pinch sea salt

In a high speed blender, combine the cashews, agave, and vanilla water until smooth. Now add the coconut oil, lecithin, and agave powder and blend to incorporate. Transfer to a bowl and allow to chill in the fridge until firm.
Optional: Fold whole or chopped goji berries into the cream.
Spread the cream over the oatmeal crust. Top with cacao nibs.

*3 beans (chopped) blended with 1 cup water

Fruit N Nut Cream Bar: fold chopped nuts and other dried fruit into the cream - mulberries would be nice, as would chopped dates, pecans, and/or walnuts.
Chocolate Cream, add some cacao powder to the vanilla cream.

Yum yum, enjoy!


barefoot_and_frolicking said...

Heather - I love the idea for vanilla water :-) Great post!!

VeggieGirl said...


HippieMom said...

Wow! delicious combinations! Yummy!

Lauren said...

VeggieGirl said it best with: HOLY YUM! :)

Darcy said...

This looks amazing! Do you have any suggestions for a good substitution for the oat groats? I can't tolerate oats :( Thanks!

Angel said...

Delish! You always make the most beautiful looking desserts. If you ever come to London, Ontario to teach a class, you MUST tell me! ^_^

Brigid said...

Oh wow, that first one sounds delicious. I've never heard of lucuma powder, though. I'll have to investigate.

TheFitnessFreak said...

Oh my, those look delicious! I'll have to try those out ASAP!

Girl on Raw said...

HOLY YUM Alright. I want to eat my screen off. Thanks so much for sharing this one. i am totally going to make this one very soon and totally give you major credit for it :)

Raw Goddess said...

Im glad you guys are enjoying this one... it's really very very easy to make! And totally versatile.

Amanda@thegrainsofparadise said...

AMAZING!! Everything looks so yummy!!!

Michal said...

A perfect raw-a-fied version of my favorite christmas treats! Thanks :) They look great

muddy footsteps said...

The first picture kind of looks like a bar of homemade soap! But I bet it tastes absolutely delicious.


Jasmine said...

oh wow just finished making these yummy vanilla bars!! these are totaly dangerous. I added ground flax to bar and omitted agave powder (since i didnt have it) i think it came out sweet enough without it though. im wrapping and popping these in the freezer for a festival trip im going on soon. i used sunflower lecithen and only used half the vanilla cream ooh what to do with the rest?! i love this recipe i want to try again whith maca added! maybe ill do that tomorrow and use up the cream. thanks so much !