Low Sugar Raw Vegan Lemon Bars
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Lower Sugar Raw Vegan Lemon Bars

Delicious, no-bake lemon bars that are nut-free, gluten-free, and vegan.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Lemon Bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 9 bars
Calories 196kcal

Ingredients

CRUST

  • 1/2 c. raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 c. oats
  • 1/4 c. coconut
  • 1/4 t. sea salt
  • 4 soft dates
  • 1/2 lemon zest
  • 2 T. water

FILLING

  • 6 T. coconut butter softened
  • 3 T. coconut oil softened
  • 2 T. lemon juice
  • 1-2 T. maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 lemon zest
  • dash turmeric optional, for color

Instructions

CRUST

  • Zest one whole lemon.
  • Pulse the pumpkin seeds, oats, coconut, and salt together until it all resembles a meal in consistency.
  • Add in the dates and 1/2 of the lemon zest.
  • Process until dates are broken down and combined with the seed mixture.
  • Add in the water, one tablespoon at a time, and pulse until the batter clumps together.
  • Place in the fridge while you make the filling.

FILLING

  • Mix all the ingredients (including the other 1/2 of the lemon zest) together until smooth and well combined. If you're in a colder climate, you may need to heat the oil a bit first. Before you combine everything, make sure the ingredients are cooled (not hot), otherwise, the coconut butter will seize.
  • Taste and add more sweetener, if desired.
  • Pour atop the crust.
  • Chill until set and solid to the touch.
  • Cut and serve!

Notes

Fat: 15.8 g  Carbs: 11.8 g  Sugar: 4.7 g  Protein: 3.3 g; Nutrition facts based on using one tablespoon of maple syrup. WW SmartPoints: 9

Nutrition

Calories: 196kcal