Raw Raspberry Bliss Bar

Raspberry Bliss Bar #raw #paleo #vegan @bettyrawker.com

This bar freaking tastes just like a jelly filled donut, in a grain free, raw vegan sorta way!

I used a base similar to the raw donut hole recipe, spread on a layer of raw raspberry jam, and topped with crumbled walnuts, dried coconut & cacao nibs. There is also an optional icing you can drizzle over the top, but totally not necessary ♥

   Raspberry Bliss Bar #raw #paleo #vegan @bettyrawker.com

Base Layer:

  • 1 cup dried coconut
  • 1 vanilla bean scraped, or 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 9 medjool dates, pitted (about 1 cup)

Blend coconut, vanilla, cinnamon, & sea salt together in food processor for 30 to 60 seconds. Add in walnuts, blend. Then add in 9 pitted medjool dates. Press mixture into a wax/parchment lined pan. Set in fridge to firm up.

Raspberry Layer:

  • 1.5 cups frozen raspberries, thawed, drained
  • 4 medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 TBS chia seeds

Blend only raspberries and dates until dates are well combined. Pour into a bowl, and stir in chia seeds. Let set for 15 minutes, stirring on occasion. It will thicken into a nice raspberry “jam”. If not thick enough after 15 minutes, stir in a little more chia until you have the right consistency. Spread over base layer.

Topping:

  • 1/3 cup dried coconut
  • 1/3 cup raw walnuts
  • pinch cinnamon
  • pinch sea salt

Pulse topping ingredients together until a nice crumble is formed. Sprinkle over raspberry layer. Garnish with cacao nibs, set in fridge to firm up.

Garnish:

  • 2 TBS raw cacao nibs

You have just created the perfect blissful breakfast bar. Makes 8 medium sized bars! Or 6 large ones.

Totally Optional:

Coconut Icing:

  • 2 TBS coconut oil,melted
  • 2 TBS coconut butter, softened
  • 1 TBS maple syrup

Mix together, drizzle over breakfast bars

OR

Raw Chocolate Icing:

  • 2 TBS coconut oil, melted
  • 1.5 TBS raw cacao
  • 1 TBS maple syrup

Mix together, drizzle over breakfast bars

 

Raspberry Bliss Bar #raw #paleo #vegan @bettyrawker.com

Shared at: Savoring Saturdays

33 thoughts on “Raw Raspberry Bliss Bar

    1. Happy Birthday Sweetie!! The base is pretty much the same as those raw donut holes I sent, and then it’s topped with raspberry jam ~ hope you enjoy them!!! xoxo

    1. Hey Kim! I am so stoked to hear that!! I am thinking about going into the kitchen this evening and making up a batch for my co-workers at the winery tomorrow.

  1. Made these today–super easy! Am so excited to try them once they set up nicely in the fridge. Keep the recipes coming!

  2. I just made these last night. I cut myself a small (normal sized piece), and brought it upstairs to eat at my computer. Shortly after, I went back down to get another one, because they were so so yummy! I could have eating the whole pan, but I restrained myself, as I want my mom and sister to try them today. Thanks Andrea for sharing!

  3. I also found a new way to make jam, without the yucky in it! The trick is in the chia! 🙂 Sorry for so many posts…I will stop now. 😛

    1. Nancy, you are awesome!

      So glad you enjoyed these!! They go really quick in our house too! But I love them as I never feel crappy after eating them, unlike their ugly stepbrother, the jelly donut.

      I totally agree, chia is the best way to make jam!! Makes a great strawberry jam filling for raw cupcakes and layer cakes too ♥

  4. Just made these, was going to give them to my kids for a snack…rethinking this. Probably going to hide them in my fridge and eat them by myself over the next few days. Thanks for the super healthy and delicious recipe!

  5. I made these again on Sunday. I was doing it as a test. My doctor said my blood sugars were too high, according to my A1C test. So I have been testing like crazy, with all the things that I love to eat. Nothing and I mean NOTHING was getting my fasting (morning) blood sugar down. Giving up, I ate a raspberry bar before going to bed, thinking my sugars would be through the roof with these. Imagine my surprise when I tested myself about 2 hours later, and blood sugar was normal. Tested when I woke up, and it was 85, compared to being in the 120 range. Somehow this stabilized me, and now I eat a bar every night. 😛 Thanks Andrea!

  6. Just made it for dessert, for supper. It is extremely good. I am very please that no added sugar is required. I will definetely redo it for school’s snacks.

    1. Hi Christine!

      I think the next best thing is to use a couple tablespoons of fruit sweetened raspberry jam (sweetened with apple juice) mixed in with the raspberries to make a nice raspberry filling. You can find raspberry fruit sweetened jam at Trader Joes and Whole Foods. And if you use the jam I would omit the dates in the raspberry filling.

      Otherwise you can try making my raw donut hole recipe (they are amazing too!) and skip the raspberries all together!

      Hope that helps!

  7. Yum, yum, yum! These look delicious! I wish I had some for breakfast 😉 Thanks for sharing this with us at Savoring Saturdays linky party. Hope you’ll join us again later today.

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