Chocolate & Vanilla Cookie Bars

These cookie bars are a mixture of two recipe fails that I combined into one major recipe success!  Originally, the base was going to be part of a raw blueberry cake, but the filling for that was all wrong.  And the chocolate filling for this recipe was first meant to be a simple fudge with a pretzel crust, but that crust didn’t turn out quite as I’d hoped.  Thus, the successful parts of two recipe fails were sewn together and these Chocolate & Vanilla Cookie Bars were born!

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There are three layers to these Chocolate & Vanilla Cookie Bars: a vanilla cookie base, a creamy chocolate fudge filling and a dark chocolate drizzle.  The drizzle is optional, but it takes these cookie bars from boring to beautiful!

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My recipe is Paleo, Vegan and allergy-friendly (no eggs, nuts, dairy, grains, soy or refined sugar) so nearly anyone can enjoy these slightly sweet chocolate and vanilla treats.  Plus, they’re raw, so no baking is involved!

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Chocolate & Vanilla Cookie Bars

Ingredients

Base

  • 1/2 Cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 Cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 Tbsp ground flax
  • 2 Tbsp coconut butter (melted)
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt

Filling

Topping

Instructions

  1. For the base: combine all dry ingredients in a food processor.  Blend until a fine powder is formed, then add in water and vanilla.  Blend.*
  2. Press base into an 8″ x 8″ baking pan.
  3. For the filling: pour coconut cream and chocolate into a small sauce pan and melt on low heat, stirring frequently.
  4. Pour coconut-chocolate mixture over the base and place bars in fridge (or freezer) to set.**
  5. Remove bars from fridge and cut to desired size.
  6. For the chocolate drizzle topping: melt chocolate in small sauce pan over low heat.  Then drizzle over cut bars.
  7. Store bars in fridge or freezer.

*If you do not have a food processor, you can grind the sunflower seeds in a coffee grinder to make a sunflower seed flour.  Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, then add in wet.

**I recommend letting these bars set in the fridge overnight.

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A chocolate drizzle adds a little more character to these slightly sweet treats.

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Enjoy!

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