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Raw Nanaimo Bars

Looking for something sweet for your Valentine? Why not whip up some of these tasty raw vegan nanaimo bars


Bottom Layer:
3 Tb cocoa/cacoa
1/4 cup oats
1/2 cup dates/raisins (I use a mix of both)
1 Tb agave/maple syrup/honey
1/6 cup sprouted flour (or you can use ground flax seed, or ground nuts, buckwheat, etc.)
1 t vanilla extract
3 Tb coconut oil melted
1/4 shredded coconut (optional)
Handful of walnuts

Middle Layer:
1/4 cup cashew butter
2 Tb agave/maple syrup/honey
1 Tb coconut oil melted with 2 Tb coconut butter
1 avocado
1 banana
1 t vanilla extract
1/8 t turmeric
Top Layer:
(You could just use melted dark chocolate if you want)
3 Tb agave/maple syrup/honey
3 Tb cocoa/cacoa
4 Tb melted coconut oil
1 t vanilla extract
Pinch of salt


For bottom layer, process all ingredients except walnuts until smooth. Add walnuts and process until the walnuts are in smaller pieces, but not totally ground up. It should taste and look like semi-crumbly chocolate coconut cookie. Press into baking pan lined with plastic wrap (or oil, or nothing) and refrigerate.
For middle layer, process all ingredients until smooth. Yes… it should be green. Carefully spread over bottom layer, making sure not to mix the layers. Put back in the fridge.
For top layer, blend all ingredients until smooth, adding water if needed. It should be like chocolate sauce.
Carefully pour top layer over other two layers, making sure not to mix them.
Put back in the fridge one more time and let chill for 1-2 hours until hard, like real Nanaimo Bars.
Pull out of pan if you lined it with plastic wrap, and cut it into bars. Makes 16-24 servings
Thanks Movimento member Vicky A. for sharing this recipe from She brought them into the studio the other day and they were delicious!!