Matcha, more than just a hot beverage
In the last few years Matcha has gained a lot of popularity. No wonder, this green tea powder made it up to the list of superfoods. One of the reasons is that it is packed with Antioxidants which is good for our cells and therefore for our whole body. In addition to that it is very easy to incorporate in a lot of (especially sweet) dishes like Ice Cream, Smoothies or like these raw and vegan matcha bars.
Of curse you can go ahead and enjoy it the traditional way. But if you’re looking for something more extraordinary or simply searching for a delicious dessert, here it is!
These raw and vegan Mocha Bars are super easy to make.
- 200 g roasted almonds ⎪for the cookie crust
- 40 g pecan nuts ⎪for the cookie crust
- 15 g raw cacao powder ⎪for the cookie crust
- 2 dates, pitted ⎪for the cookie crust
- 300 g cashew nuts ⎪for the cookie crust
- 180 g coconut-rice milk, or any other pland-based milk of your choice ⎪for the cookie crust
- 100 g maple syrup ⎪for the filling
- 50 g coconut oil, melted ⎪for the filling
- 50 g coconut butter, melted ⎪for the filling
- 20 g lemon juice ⎪for the filling
- 2 tbsp matcha powder ⎪for the filling
- 50 g pecan nuts for decoration
Note: you can soak the cashews up to 24h prior to using them. Simply take a big bowl, fill with he nuts and filtered water. Have in mind that the nuts will soak up water so leave room for that.
Take your food processor, add the pecan nuts and almonds. Pulse them until you've a flour-like texture.
Add the dates and mix again.
Take a rectangle baking tin (about 8x4 inches) and line with parchment paper. Press the crust evenly into the pan, set aside.
Note: I've used my blender for the filling to get this super creamy texture. Finde the one I'm using here.
Drain and wash the cashews. Add to your blender along with the other ingredients to the filling, except for the matcha powder. Blend well.
Add the matcha powder to the cream filling and blend again shortly.
Pour the cashew layer into your cake pan and freeze the whole cake for at least 6 hours. Preferably over night. Remove from the freezer about 1,5 hours prior to eating. Decorate with the pecan nuts.
This cake holds up to 6 months once its frozen.
Don't forget to #therawberryeats over on instagram and tag me if you remake this one. I'd love to see your recreations. 🙂
No-bake has never been so easy
No matter if you are having a piece of this with some friends over a cup of coffee, or simply because you want a delicious dessert for yourself. These matcha bars can be prepared easily ahead and all you’ll need to do is to take them out of the freezer when you need one.
I cannot not recall how many times my best friend came over and there has always been a sweet treat for us in my freezer. Pretty handy, isn’t it?
Have you ever made a raw and vegan dessert yourself? It is really easier than it looks like. And after making your first one, the second one will be made faster than you think. 😉
If you make these matcha bars I’d be super happy to see your recreation. Simply tag me as I said above. Looking forward to see your picture.
Thank you for stopping by. I wish you a wonderful day and Happy Holidays! 🎄🎅🏼
All the best,