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Pecan Pie Bars

Written by Organic Soul on December 06, 2012 with 1 Comment

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  • Prep Time: 30 min.
  • Cook Time: 30 min.
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Servings: 9 squares

Pecan Pie Bars

Have you ever been inspired to share a great recipe or diet tip that really did it for you? Christina Ross, food editor at Natural Child World Magazine, adopted the raw food diet and couldn’t help but spread the love. Check out her story!

She created a line of raw and vegan desserts called PatisseRaw so other people could experience how sweet the raw food life can be. Ross also delighted Miso Vegan with her pecan pie bars recipe that we’re serving on our vegan holiday menu.

Ingredients

For the topping:

  • 1 cup pecans
  • 3 tablespoons cocnut nectar or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean or extract

For the crust:

  • 1 cup cashew flour (ground cashews)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 teaspoons lucuma powder (optional)
  • 3 teaspoons coconut crystals
  • 1/8 cup honey (use maple syrup, if eschewing honey)

For the date paste:

  • 24 dates (deglet noir or medjool dates)
  • 1/8 to 1/4 cup water (depending on consistency/dryness of dates)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. For the topping, in a small bowl combine the nuts with the nectar and vanilla and mix until well coated. Let sit while you make the crust and date paste.
  2. For the crust, in a food processor, combine all of the crust ingredients except for the honey. Process ingredients and, as machine is running, pour the honey through the lid. Once mixture binds together stop processing.
  3. Line a 6-inch square pan with parchment paper and press the crust into the pan aprox 1/4-inch thick. Set aside and make the date paste.
  4. For the date paste, place all ingredients into a food processor and process until a paste forms. Spread the paste evenly over the crust and then layer the top coat of pecans on top and set in fridge to firm up for 30 minutes.
  5. Cut into squares and enjoy!

Christina Ross is a dynamic chef, educator, columnist and blogger who loves to have her hands in all areas of healthy eating and healthy living. She has made it her mission to spread happiness and health to the masses and does so through her raw vegan food company PatisseRaw, blog Love-Fed.com, column in Natural Child World Magazine and classes taught privately and publicly at Whole Foods Markets. Christina is currently in the works of publishing her first cookbook and in the meantime she has shared some of her energizing, creative and fun recipes and wisdom with us.

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  1. I love to receive products or information in helping to keep a healthy life-style. In this world today, one can’t be too careful:)

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