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Rawberry Star Bars!

What you need: 

1 1/2 cups raw, unsalted cashews
2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries (or 1/2 strawberries, 1/2 raspberries)
1/2 cup agave nectar
1/2 cup coconut butter
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

What you do: 

1. Place the cashews in plenty of water to cover and let soak for 8-12 hours (or overnight). Drain well in a strainer and set aside. Place the cashews in a food processor and blend very well.
2. Add all of the remaining ingredients and process until smooth. Occasionally, you’ll need to scrape down the inside of the food processor with a rubber spatula during this process.
3. Continue to blend until very smooth and creamy. This may take several minutes, so be patient. Remove and pour/scrape into a large lasagna-style pan (9 1/2x13 1/2"). Smooth out the top and place in the freezer for 2 hours, or until mostly firm.
4. Remove from the freezer and cut into stars using a small, star-shaped cookie cutter. If the mixture is too firm to cut, let it thaw for a few minutes first.
5. For the excess portion, you can either shape it into a flat layer, refreeze, and cut into stars again, or simply cut it into randomly shaped chunks. Either way, delish. To store, freeze in an airtight container. To serve, simply remove from the freezer and enjoy immediately (just like you would an ice cream bar).
One of my favorite ways to make guilt-free desserts is to use all raw, living food ingredients. Yet another example that nourishing foods can also be totally satisfying and delicious! These yummy bars have become a favorite in our home as they’re so fun and easy to make. If you don’t have a star-shaped cookie cutter, you can use any shape you like (or simply cut into squares). Incidentally, these bars are one my favorite ways to get Omega-3s into my daughter’s diet with ease; kids absolutely flip for these! Enjoy!
Source of recipe: This is a recipe from my 2nd book, "The Two-Week Wellness Solution: The Fast Track to Permanent Weight Loss and Vitality." www.radianthealth-innerwealth.com (photo by Olga Vasiljeva)

Preparation Time: 
30 min
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
20
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I'm gonna try this for the weekend, looks so yummy!!!!!

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xoxo :)

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Thank you, I will def check out your website. You rock!  ;)b

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You are welcome...and glad to hear you're enjoying my recipes, SoBlonde75! :)

You're welcome to connect on my facebook & blog as well - I share lots of links & recipes from my books there too. You can get to all my links from my website: http://www.radianthealth-innerwealth.com/index.html

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OMG this is insanely good! :)>>>  Thank your for another wonderful recipe and for introducing me to coconut butter  >:D I used strawberries and raspberry agave syrup ( I don't think its raw but it sure is good). 

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It's not a silly question - I address it in all of my books. Coconut butter is not the same as oil. It has both the "meat" and the oil, same sort of thing as the diff. between peanut butter & peanut oil. (altho coconut oil is way healthier than pnut oil!) :)

If you have a really good blender you can blend shredded coconut into coconut butter.  It's much cheaper (though it may not be raw).

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this was amazing! my kids loved it! we did all strbrry. will mix in raspberry next time ;)b

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These were pretty good, very ice creamy :) I must say I loved the coconut butter more than the actual receipe. I made the coconut butter from scratch and it was heavenly!!

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Adding to recipe box..yeah!! :)>>>

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These look so good!
Similiar base recipe as most raw fudges, so I can safely say that it IS possible to use coconut oil, it will just melt when left out if it's not winter :-)
keep them in the freezer!

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