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No-Bake Key Lime Pie Bars

If you don’t have key limes to make this dessert, regular limes will suffice, but using key limes will give it that classic flavor you know and love; minus all the sugar and coloring, of course.

 

Photo Credit: Choosing Chia

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  • Prep Time: 15m
  • Total Time: 15m

Ingredients

For the Base

  • 1 c raw macadamia nuts
  • 3/4 c unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 3/4 c dates (without sulfur, sugar, or preservatives)
  • pinch of sea salt

For the Filling

  • 1 1/2 c raw cashew nuts, soaked overnight in water
  • 1/2 c fresh squeezed key lime juice (or regular lime juice)
  • 1/2 c light coconut milk (from a can)
  • 1/4 c unrefined organic coconut oil
  • 1/4 c grade A maple syrup
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Instructions

  1. Place parchment paper on an 8"x8" pan.
  2. In a blender or food processor, pulse together the macadamia nuts, shredded coconut, dates, and sea salt until it forms a sticky dough.
  3. Remove this from the blender/processor and press into an even layer in the pan. Store this in the fridge while you make the filling.
  4. Drain the soaked cashew nuts. Combine the cashews, lime juice, coconut milk, coconut oil, and maple syrup in a food processor or blender and blend until you get a thick cream.
  5. Take the pan with the base out of the fridge and pour the key lime mixture onto the base. Make sure it is evenly spread out.
  6. Place in the freezer to firm up for 2 hours, or overnight. Cut into squares and serve
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