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Vegan Raw Lemon Pie BarA few months ago, I posted a raw lemon pie recipe trying to replicate the Hail Merry lemon tarts. They turned out good, but not as lemony as I wanted, and couldn’t figure out why, since I used 5 lemons in the recipe!

I recently decided to play around with the original recipe, and came up with this raw lemon bar recipe. It took me several attempts when it came to the crust, but I think I got it the third time around.

What do you think?

Lemon Crust

  • 1 cups of raisins
  • 1 cup of shredded coconut
  • 1 cups of almonds
  • 2 tsp of coconut butter or oil
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • Vanilla flavor or extract to taste
  1. To make the crust, process the almonds with coconut flakes in the food processor until it becomes almond meal.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients in the food processor.
  3. Process until you have a sticky mess.
  4. Place the mixture in glass container and press down until even.
  5. Place in the freezer until it is hard.

Lemon Cashew Filling

  • 2 cups of cashews (soaked for 4 hours and rinsed-optional)
  • 1 cup of shredded coconut
  • 8-10 dates (soaked for 4 hours-optional)
  • Juice of 3 lemons
  • Zest from 3 lemons
  • 2 tsp of lemon flavor
  • 1 Tbsp of coconut butter or oil (soft)
  1. Place the cashews in the food processor and blend until they have butter consistency.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the food processor and process until smooth.
  3. If it is not “lemony” enough add more lemon zest and/or juice.
  4. Once the crust is ready, pour the lemon cashew mixture on top, and evenly spread.
  5. Sprinkle coconut flakes on top of the bars (optional)
  6. Place in the fridge or freezer for 30 minutes or until firm.

Enjoy the lemony goodness. I know I did!

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48 Responses to Raw Lemon Pie Bar

  1. Anastasia @Healthy Mama Info May 4, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

    Wow, super-yummy!

  2. Jen May 4, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    The hubs will love these. I often don’t make lemon bars and such because I don’t like lemon flavored things (love lemon though — weird, right?), but I know these would be a hit with him! Looks easy too. Love easy.

  3. Sonia @ Natural New Age Mum May 5, 2012 at 3:45 am #

    This looks amazing – cant wait to try it. Thanks !! Sonia

  4. Andrea @ The Greenbacks Gal May 5, 2012 at 9:14 am #

    In the lemon cashew filling, 1 cup shredded coconut?

  5. Jessica May 5, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    These look great! So glad I found this blog, I am seeing lots of posts to read! Found you via Finally Friday blog hop :)

    Have a great weekend!

  6. Recipes we LOVE May 5, 2012 at 10:31 pm #

    looks Great.. I will be trying these

  7. Searching for Happy May 6, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    Sounds like a delicious snack! I’m generally a big fan of things with shredded coconut, and the lemon would definitely add a kick. I’ll have to give this a try!

    Visiting from SASS, and a new subscriber too!

  8. Heathy May 6, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    Just came across your blog and signed up for the Canadian blog bash! :) Happy to find other Canadian bloggers.

  9. Charise @ I Thought I Knew Mama May 7, 2012 at 2:41 pm #

    Sounds so delicious! Pinning!

  10. six sisters May 7, 2012 at 10:23 pm #

    This looks delicious!! Love this recipe! We hope to see you back next week to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Thanks for coming!! -The Sisters

  11. Sarah @ Nature's Nurture May 8, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    Wow, these look so yummy and easy to make! Thanks so much for linking up at my blog. I’m pinning this for later :)

  12. Meghan May 8, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    I love lemon and I cannot wait to try this! I’m dairy free for my allergic breastfed baby, so I’m always on the hunt for delicious DF recipes. This is a must try!

    I’m stopping by from The SITS Girls Spring Fling!

  13. Katie May 9, 2012 at 9:31 am #

    Oh my! Those lemon bars look fantastic. I’d love for you to come and share your recipe at Whole Foods Wednesday :)

  14. Steph (The Cheapskate Cook) May 9, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    These sounds delicious! I’m totally intrigued. The ingredients list for the filling says “shredded” then doesn’t say what – is it coconut? Thanks for posting! Love lemon.

  15. Ashley May 10, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    These look so good! I have just recently stopped eating gluten and I NEED some yummy recipes. I love lemon and these look amazing! Thank you :)

  16. Amy May 10, 2012 at 10:02 pm #

    Lemon has such a way of making any food special and adding that extra something. Great recipe!

    Thanks for sharing this at last week’s Drab to Fab party!

    This week’s party is now live! Come on back and share more of what you have been working on! (Old or new)

    http://www.amynjesse.com/2012/05/its-time-to-get-our-inspiration-on-i.html

    Have a great weekend! :)

    Amy @ Sugar and Spice

  17. France @ Beyond The Peel May 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    What a lovely creation and I love that there’s just the natural fat from the nuts and no dairy. Beautiful and I just love lemon desserts. I bookmarked it to try. Thanks for sharing this with us at Whole Food Wednesdays.

  18. Nones May 25, 2012 at 5:45 am #

    Just delish! I used macadamias instead of cashews. This tastes better than any traditional lemon slice treat. Great recipe, thank you so much for sharing!!! :-)

  19. Alyssa May 30, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

    These bars look great! I really like the idea of a lemon cashew filling, yum! Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday. I hope to see you at the next party!

  20. Jessica June 9, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

    Thanks for linking up! These look GREAT!!!!!! I really need to get a food processor….

  21. Kelley @Kelley's Passion for Nutrition June 19, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    Oh these look dangerously good! Thank you for linking this up on the Virtual BBQ, great addition.

  22. Vegan Radhika Sarohia January 28, 2013 at 8:26 am #

    These look delicious!
    I love lemon flavor desserts and pastries

  23. E March 14, 2014 at 12:42 am #

    Hello. I was wondering how long you think that these would last without being refrigerated. My mom LOVES lemon desserts, but lives far away and I was thinking of making them and shipping them. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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