Christmas is just around the corner so we caught up with our friends Ashley & Brittney at Twins Kitchen (@twinskitchen) to share their favourite holiday recipe. Raw, vegan, light and nutritious, these Raw Peppermint Bars are creamy, delicious, and simple to make. Made with cashew cream, coconut oil, dates, match powder, and peppermint extract, this Christmas inspired dessert is guaranteed to be a hit.



For Crust:

1 cup almonds

1/2 cup rolled oats

1 heaping cup medjool dates, pitted

2 tbsp cacao powder

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 tbsp almond milk

Pinch of sea salt

For peppermint layer:

1 cup cashews, soaked

3 tbsp maple syrup

1 tbsp coconut cream

2 tsp matcha powder

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla

Pinch of sea salt

4 drops peppermint extract (adjust to taste)



For the crust:

  1. Remove pits from dates and chop. If the dates are hard, soak in hot water for 5-10 minutes until soft.
  2. Add all required ingredients to a food processor and process until a crumbly, loose dough forms.
  3. Line a dish with parchment paper and press the crust evenly into the dish. Refrigerate until ready to pour the peppermint layer.

For peppermint layer:

  1. Soak cashews overnight, then drain and rinse.
  2. Add all required ingredients to a blender and process until smooth and creamy. Adjust peppermint flavor to taste. Add another tbsp of coconut oil if too thick.
  3. Pour mixture evenly over the crust and freeze for 4-5 hours.
  4. If desired, sprinkle cacao nibs or coconut over the peppermint layer before freezing.
  5. Cut into squares when ready to serve and enjoy. Freeze up to 4 weeks.

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December 01, 2017 — Jessica Williamson
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