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Sweet Potato Bars

Sweet Potato Bars made with a delicious easy to make raw ginger crust. The perfect vegan snack for when you need something delicious.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Resting Time6 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sweet potato bars
Servings: 6
Calories: 481kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond meal/flour
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • 1 ½ cups Medjool dates
  • 3 teaspoons molasses
  • 1 ½ inch ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • pinch of black pepper
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 ½ cups sweet potato puree (1 large baked sweet potato)
  • cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour

Instructions

  • Line an 8×8” baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Place the crust ingredients in the food processor and blend until well combined.
  • Remove the lid and gather some of the crust into your hand, squeezing it to form a tight ball in your palm. If the crust crumbles and doesn’t stick, you’ll need to blend it some more or add another date.
  • Pour the crumble into the baking pan, and press it firmly to the bottom to create a tight crust. Now you can make the filling.
  • Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Taste, and add more maple syrup if necessary.
  • Spoon the filling into the crust and smooth down with the back of a large spoon or rubber spatula.
  • Place it in the refrigerator overnight, or for at least 6 hours to set. Pull the parchment paper out of the pan, and cut into squares.
  • Any uneaten squares can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Notes

*Recipe adapted from Sweet Potato Soul

Nutrition

Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 712mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 13542IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 2mg