Vegan nanaimo bars

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These are out of this world crazy good!!! Ohhh my goodness. I sort of created them by mistake and what a wonderful mistake it turned out to be!! I was originally just going to make a chocolate slice but then after sampling a bite of the base I was suddenly reminded of Nanaimo bars!
Nanaimo bars are a decadent chocolate slice named after Nanaimo, a town on the west coast of British Columbia. Oh B.C…land of mountains, oceans, bears and nanaimo bars; how I miss thee sometimes. These took me right back to Christmas at home munching on mums home made nanaimo bars. Traditionally they are made with a shit load of butter and sugar…like literally the entire middle section is basically all butter. So obviously my version includes none of that nasty stuff but all the flavour if not more!!!!
Seriously. Make these.

Base:

2 cups oats, ground into flour
1/2 c toasted almonds
1/3 c toasted walnuts

Process above until quite fine texture. Add the remaining ingredients and process till combined…

3 TBS cacao
Dash of Himalayan rock salt and cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
Four pinches of stevia (or about 4 tsp of honey)
4 TBS rice milk or almond, soy etc
3 TBS maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut flakes
About two big squares of dark chocolate crushed

Once combined press into a tin lined with parchment paper.

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Put these in the freezer while you whip up your creamy filling.

2 cups cashews
1/4 cup coconut flakes
1/3 cup rice,soy,almond milk
1 TBS coconut oil
3 pinches stevia or 3 tsp or so other sweetener (sweeten to your liking)
1 tsp vanilla

Blend until creamy. Try not to eat it all before it goes on the slice!’ ( I actually only did half this amount but we didn’t think it was quite thick enough…and being In my opinion the best layer, The above amounts will make it Perfect. Cashews are expensive tho so of you want to halve the amounts above it still works and it’s still delicious)

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Good lord this stuff is good

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Go ahead and spread it on there, licking your fingers as you go. (mmmm I’m such a hygienic cook)

Now you’re ready for the chocolate layer!! Put your slice back in the freezer while you mix together

3/4 cup cacao
2/3 cup melted coconut oil
1/3 cup agave syrup
1 tsp vanilla
Dash Himalayan rock salt.

Far out this stuff is pretty lick worthy too.

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Mmmhmmmmmm

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Pour that deliciousness on there and tilt the pan around to make sure it’s nice and even.

Then you can decorate it with shaved almonds if you want…I tried to make a Canadian maple leaf…

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Oh Canada!!!

Alright. Now put it back in the freezer for a while to set. Slice and enjoy. Share some with your friends. Sharing is caring.

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It’s just silly how good this is.

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7 responses

  1. Pingback: Vegan food staples | what do you eat then!?

  2. Mmmm nanaimo. Can this healthy version really beat the tibsters original? It looks delicious, you might have to make me some to prove it SJ 🙂

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