The Best No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake Bars
When the strawberry season is here, it’s time to make the Best No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake Bars recipe. These bars are a win as they’re healthy with fewer calories from the vegan ingredients added to them. They’re also refined sugar-free, gluten-free, and carb-free, so that makes it an even better reason to make them. Fresh strawberries add a perfect balance of sweetness and tartness yielding a rich, sweet flavor in dessert recipes. The crust is made with cashew nuts, so you’ll taste the creamy texture more than ever. The filling is easy to make as well. However, you’ll need to soak the cashews for at least four hours before you start prepping these bars. You might wonder how does the crust made with cashews hold well together? The trick is to use a bit of coconut oil and dates and mix it well until it all comes together. This is also a good idea if you want to cut out the extra calories and replace this crust in other no bake treats that call for unhealthy crusts made from refined carbs. Make these bars for special occasions like birthdays or during the holidays. You can even gift your loved ones these homemade strawberry bars.
It’s refreshing to add fresh strawberries or any fruit in easy dessert recipes and not to mention the added health benefits that come from strawberries. They are loaded with anti-oxidants, and the nutritional value of strawberries mainly comes from vitamin C, potassium, folic acid and fiber. Strawberries are low in calories and versatile when added to dessert recipes and salads as well. Adding real fruit in dessert recipes is not only creative but healthy too. It’s always a good idea to cut down the refined sugar and replace it with fresh fruit like strawberries especially in desserts that add both flavor and sweetness.
In this recipe, you don’t have to limit your choice of fruit especially when the strawberries are not in season. You can use all kinds of canned or frozen berries, kiwis, peaches, pineapple bits, etc. For extra decadent flavor add dark chocolate chips or chopped nuts like pecans and almonds on top for that deliciously crunchy twist. You can dust powdered cinnamon on top or add unsweetened coconut flakes as well. There are so many interesting ways to introduce new flavors to this recipe that add fun.
Easy dessert recipes are extremely convenient to make when you have an event planned at the last minute. The flavors in this recipe come perfectly together using simple ingredients from your pantry and yield a high-end bakery like dessert right in your kitchen. Thank you to Rachel Conners at the Bakerita food blog for sharing this Best No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake Bars recipe with us. Do visit Rachel’s blog for more easy dessert recipes and other no-bake treats that are healthy. This easy strawberry dessert recipe is a no-bake, fool –proof dessert you can’t go wrong. Make this decadent strawberry dessert recipe for your friends and family today!
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