Last weekend my husband made a dessert from PaleoOMG that was just amazing so I have to share it with you! It’s meets all of my criteria for a fabulous dessert: (1) Super easy, (2) Delicious, and (3) It contains real ingredients that aren’t bad for you.
Regardless of whether you follow a paleo lifestyle or not, I highly recommend checking out Juli Bauer’s blog, PaleoOMG. I’ve made quite a few recipes off of her blog, including one of my favorites, Sweet Potato Brownies. In addition to the great recipes her posts are also really entertaining and make for a good read. She recently came out with her first cookbook as well, ‘Omg. That’s Paleo?’ which I plan to pick up at some point.
So anyway, on to the No Bake Sticky Berry Bars. This recipe is so easy to pull together. It literally took less than 20 minutes. It would be a great last minute dessert to prepare to take to a friend’s house for dinner, or even just a fun weeknight dessert for the family.
- 12 medjool dates, pits removed
- 1 cup cashews
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 6-8 oz blackberries
- 6-8 oz blueberries
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup Coconut Cream Concentrate (basically just buy Coconut Butter, and make sure it’s kind of melty. We just zapped it in the microwave for 30 seconds).
- sprinkle of cinnamon
- pinch of salt
Add all crust ingredients to a food processor. Process until combined.
Press crust flat into a bread pan.
Now make the topping. Heat up a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the blackberries, blueberries, and maple syrup. Continuously stir so it doesn’t stick to the bottom or burn.
Once you have a runny jam, add the melted coconut butter along with the cinnamon and salt. Here’s what ours looked like once combined:
When all ingredients are incorporated, pour over the crust and spread evenly, pressing flat. Put in the freezer to harden for 30-40 minutes. Cut into squares, and serve.
I want to note that we put ours in the freezer for about an hour and it was still a little runny when we cut into it, so I think I’ll freeze it slightly longer next time. If you go to Julia’s blog it says to refrigerate it, but we actually watched a video of her making it and in the video she mentions putting it in the freezer. Based on how long it took for ours to solidify I’ll definitely stick with the freezer vs. putting it in the fridge.
Also, since we did take it out early (what can I say, our friends were hungry for dessert!) it wasn’t the prettiest dessert and I didn’t get a good picture of the final product. So, here’s a picture from PaleoOMG of what they should look like:
As far as number of servings, we took this to a friend’s house for dinner Sunday night, and since there were four of us we just cut it into four big pieces. I think it could definitely serve six though.
I highly recommend trying it, and let me know what you think if you do!
Do you ever make paleo recipes? Any good dessert recipes I should try?
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