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Cranberry bliss bars! Slice of heaven!

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These were one of my all time favorite treats when I use to work for starbucks! The starbucks version I’m sure is loaded with sugar, wheat, dairy and other naughty things. My version is just as yummy with only healthy ingredients. I made it without a ton of oils and fats also because you know how I feel about digesting fats and sugars together! They don’t work well together!

Cranberry bliss bars

1/4 cup ground sunflower seeds

1/4 cup ground gluten free oats

1/4 cup ground raw buckwheat groats

2 tablespoons ground sesame seeds

1 tablespoon tapioca flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 tablespoons melted vegan butter (or grass fed butter)

juice of 1 small orange

1 tablespoon orange zest

1/4 cup dried cranberries

1 teaspoon grated ginger

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2-3 tablespoons chopped white chocolate (see below for my recipe)

4-5 packets stevia (or 1/4 cup maple/honey)

pinch of sea salt

Orange cream cheese frosting

Blend/process until creamy:

1/4 cup soaked cashews

1/4 cup soaked macadamia nuts

juice of 1 small orange

juice of 1/2 of a small lemon

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 tablespoon orange zest

1 tablespoon maple syrup

2-3 packets of stevia (or just add more maple/honey)

pinch of sea salt

* If you want to make your own white chocolate chunks you can melt 1/4 cup cocoa butter and mix in 1 tablespoon cashew butter and a sweetener such as stevia, honey or maple. ( I used stevia) Then let cool in the fridge until it hardens.

* Mix the cake ingredients together and form into a large 8-10 inch “cookie” on parchment paper lined pan.

* I lightly cooked this at 250F for about 15-20 minutes.

* Let cool before applying the frosting.

* Top with orange zest and dried cranberries.

* Makes 8 servings

This recipe can also be seen herehttp://glutenfreehomemaker.com/gluten-free-wednesdays-9-25-13/  with lots of other gluten free recipes

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4 thoughts on “Cranberry bliss bars! Slice of heaven!

  1. Do you have any thoughts on an oats replacement? I’m avoiding for now but would love to try this.

  2. Wow! This recipe looks too good to be true! I cannot wait to give it a try :)

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