These strawberry cream bars are a no bake gluten free and vegan dessert with a cashew cream center and chocolate topping.
So on day 24 of this self-inflicted paleo challenge, shit hit the fan. And by that I mean I spent the day in a hummus factory and came face to face with two dozen gourmet donuts. I’ll let you guess how that went…
Truth be told actually, I was pretty proud of myself in the donut situation and only tried like 1/8th of this amazing toffee crunch flavor (it was amazing) but when presented with the opportunity to sample the entire line of Sabra’s hummus, I didn’t even have to think twice about breaking up with paleo for the day. If there’s one thing in paleo that I disagree with anyway it’s the whole legume thing. I understand and have seen the first hand effects of grains and dairy on my body but ain’t nothing wrong with some beans. Beans are technically a vegetable and I will eat as much of them as I damn well please thank you very much. Which is exactly what I did, eating probably about half my weight in the stuff throughout the day.
These strawberry cream bars? These are not paleo. I made these exactly 2 days before starting my paleo challenge and since 3 of them are still sitting in my freezer, every time I open it I cry a little for not having the foresight to make that bottom layer oat-less so I could’ve enjoyed them over the past 3 weeks. I’m not gonna lie, there was one night I was so desperate for dessert, I scraped the bottom off and totally ate the strawberry cream center and chocolate top.
While I couldn’t be further from vegan if I tried, I have this weird obsession with cashew cream, the vegan go-to in desserts. The cashew strawberry center in these is on point, people (or shall I say on fleek?). So much so that I have plans to recreate this bar in a protein packed tart cherry version very soon and I can assure you one thing, they’ll be paleo this time around.
Get the recipe for these No Bake Strawberry Cream Bars on SheKnows.