No Bake Chocolate Berry Bars
These no bake chocolate berry bars are extremely creamy and delicious. They have just the perfect balance of sweet/tart and are incredibly easy to make. The no bake cashew-based filling is meant to mimic a cheesecake layer and the crust is absolutely heavenly with a crunchy texture. It is family friendly and will soon become one of your favorite desserts!
Servings Prep Time
8 15minutes
Passive Time
4hours
Servings Prep Time
8 15minutes
Passive Time
4hours
Ingredients
Crust
Cheesecake Layer
Instructions
  1. Add cashews to a bowl and cover with boiling hot water. Let set, uncovered, for 1 1/2 hours. Rinse and drain thoroughly.
  2. Line an 8×8″ baking dish with parchment paper and set aside as well.
  3. Combine the Cacao O’s, pecans and sea salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse for about 1 minute until thoroughly combined. Add the dates and coconut oil. Continue pulsing until the mixture is very sticky to the touch and holds together well. See notes.
  4. Transfer the mixture into the parchment lined baking pan. Use an offset spatula or some warm water and your fingers to evenly press it across the bottom and slightly up the sides.
  5. Rinse and dry the bowl of the food processor. You can also use a high-speed blender. Add all of the filling ingredients and pulse for 45 seconds to 1 minute until everything is smooth and creamy. Taste to adjust for lemon juice and sweetener. Pour the filling into the crust. Place in the freezer to set for about 4 hours. Overnight is preferred.
  6. After it has set, carefully remove them and cut them into slices. Be sure to use a wet and hot knife to ensure an easy cutting process. Enjoy after they’ve sit out for about 15-20 minutes to defrost!
Recipe Notes
  • Be sure to bring all of your filling ingredients to room temperature before you begin. Otherwise, your filling will not be smooth!
  • Use 10-12 dates depending on the texture of the crust. You want it to be quite sticky and stick together easily when pressed against the side of your food processor.