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No Bake Coconut Passionfruit Bars (Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan)

No-Bake Coconut Passionfruit Bars (GF + PALEO + VEGAN)

Easy to make Coconut Passionfruit Bars are so creamy and taste like you are on a tropical island. Made with simple clean ingredients plus no baking is required to make these gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan bars! 

No Bake Coconut Passionfruit Bars Gluten Free Paleo Vegan

This dessert tastes like a tropical paradise of my dreams.

Seriously. If there was one word to describe these, it would be HEAVEN!

No Bake Coconut Passionfruit Bars Gluten Free Paleo Vegan

I try to avoid using the oven as much as possible in the summer because it just gets WAYYYY too hot in my apartment. No-bake desserts are perfect plus they are refreshing and can be prepared ahead of time.

So, Coconut Passionfruit Bars. Lots of my favorite flavors here, layered in one delicious, bright and fruity package. Coconut, macadamia nut, cashew, vanilla and tangy/sweet passionfruit.

No Bake Coconut Passionfruit Bars Gluten Free Paleo Vegan

The crust. I’m pretty much obsessed with this macadamia + cashew + coconut combination at the moment. Seriously, this life right now.

No Bake Coconut Passionfruit Bars Gluten Free Paleo Vegan

You just make the crust in your food processor or Vitamix and it’s full of macadamia nuts, cashews, unsweetened shredded coconut, almond flour, coconut oil and a touch of maple syrup. Once you press the crust into the bottom of your pan, there is no need to clean out your food processor or blender to make the filling. Don’t you just love when recipes require minimum cleanup?!

No Bake Coconut Passionfruit Bars Gluten Free Paleo Vegan

For the filling, we use raw cashews + coconut milk + coconut oil + maple syrup + vanilla bean paste. Make sure that you soak the cashews in water overnight or at least 4 hours. If you are short on time, you can soak them for 30 minutes – 1 hour in hot water, but the filling might not be as smooth.

No Bake Coconut Passionfruit Bars Gluten Free Paleo Vegan

This filling is soooo good. I could seriously eat it by the spoonful. 

So the passionfruit! How pretty are they?

No Bake Coconut Passionfruit Bars Gluten Free Paleo Vegan

I love with using passionfruit because it’s a bit tart – but also sweet and makes the seeds add a fun crunch.

No Bake Coconut Passionfruit Bars Gluten Free Paleo Vegan

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No Bake Coconut Passionfruit Bars (Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan)
 
Adapted from Donna Hay
Easy to make Coconut Passionfruit Bars are so creamy and taste like you are on a tropical island. Made with simple clean ingredients plus no baking is required to make these gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan bars!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 16 bars
Ingredients
Crust
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • ¼ cup macadamia nuts
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • ¾ cups shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp salt

Filling
  • 2 cups raw cashews, soaked in water overnight or at least 4 hours and drained* (see notes)
  • ½ cup coconut milk, canned
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste
  • 4-5 passion fruit pulps
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Line an 8 x 8-inch pan with parchment paper and lightly grease with coconut oil.
  2. To make the crust, add cashews, macadamia nuts, almond flour, shredded coconut, coconut oil, maple syrup, and salt in the bowl of a food processor or blender. Process until it forms a crumbly mixture. Press the crust evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  3. In the same food processor or blender, combine all the filling ingredients except the passionfruit pulps and 1 tbsp maple syrup. Process for 2-4 minutes, or until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Scrape down the sides if necessary. Once mixture is smooth, taste for sweetness and adjust if desired.
  4. Pour the filling over the chilled crust and smooth out the top with a rubber spatula. Place in the freezer to set for 30 minutes.
  5. While the filling is setting, combine the passionfruit pulp and 1 tbsp maple syrup in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until mixture slightly thickens. Cool slightly before pouring over filling. Place bars in refrigerator to set completely for at least 3 hours.
  6. Cut into bars and refrigerate until ready to serve!
Notes
*If you are short on time, soak cashews in hot water for 30 minutes-1 hour

No Bake Coconut Passionfruit Bars Gluten Free Paleo Vegan

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Makos(@thehungrybites)
    June 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Hey Angelina!
    Just found your blog! I love your athlete approved category!!!
    These bars look amazing by the way, thanks for the recipe!
    P.S. Greetings from Greece!

    • Reply
      Angelina
      June 25, 2017 at 12:49 am

      Thank you hope you enjoy the bars!! 🙂

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