pomegranate cranberry hearts

by Kristina Sloggett

in Dessert,Gluten Free,raw,recipes,snacks,Valentines Day,Vegan

Today I bring you yet another Valentines treat (I think I declared it Valentines Week?). As rich and flavorful as this recipe is, it is also very easy, and no bake.

Even if you do not make the bars heart shaped, it is already appropriately colored for Valentines. Naturally and vibrantly colored.

If you do make heart shapes? You get many little scraps to snack on. This is another positive in my book.

pomegranate cranberry bars

sesame cashew crust:
 

2 cups raw cashews
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Pulse cashews and sesame seeds in food processor; add coconut oil and blend until dough forms. Line 9X9 square baking dish with parchment, spread crust in even layer.

pomegranate cranberry filling:
 

6 oz (1 bag) dried cranberries
1/4 cup pomegranate arils
zest and juice of 1 lime
1/3 block tempeh (7 ounce package)
1 tablespoon agave

Pulse cranberries, pomegranate, lime juice + zest, and tempeh, add agave. Spread filling in even layer atop crust.

Refrigerate 1 hour before cutting in squares. Makes 9-16 squares, depending on serving size.

 

Are you baking, cooking or crafting anything for Valentines? Please share links, I would love to see!

Speaking of creative Valentines crafts, I am spending Friday night making these. I have friends, family and a bunch of ICU nurses to give Valentines to.

 

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