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!
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!
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!
*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.
A chocolate drizzle adds a little more character to these slightly sweet treats.
I'm Katie - wife to a loving husband & mother to two sweet boys. I am a stay-at-home-mom with a passion for all things health & fitness. I believe in nourishment for the body, mind & soul through eating real food, practicing proper fitness & living without restriction. Join me in creating healthy recipes and learning to live a balanced, fulfilling life!