I just discovered how cashews are grown (#8) and that what we consider a nut is actually the seed of the cashew fruit.
Like other nuts, processing cashews results in a creamy texture. Cashews are often used to mimic the creaminess and smoothness of a cheese in vegan recipes.
These raw berry lime cream bars get their creaminess from cashews and are sweetened with a touch of maple syrup. The bars are made of 3 layers – nutty base, a creamy middle and a blueberry topping.
They take a bit of time to make, as you need to wait for each layer to set before adding the next one; but are incredibly easy to make and the results are stunning.
You can eat them frozen or let them defrost just a little bit for a creamy cheesecake like dessert.
Zissy is the co-founder of Nutreats. She likes to make things, do things and wear things.