Vegan Carrot Cake Bars

Snacks | August 26, 2014 | By

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TWO MORE DAYS. I’ve been counting down the days until our little gang makes our way to New York and reunites with Hailey. And now, I’ll let you in on a little secret. Hailey planned our NYC eating itinerary over a month before she officially became a resident. That means she planned our restaurant list TWO MONTHS IN ADVANCE.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m beyond excited; I’ve already perused each restaurant’s menu countless times and know exactly what I’ll be ordering.

As a way to hopefully prevent some of the damage I’m sure to do against my waistline, I’m doing a make-shift “master cleanse” this week. (I have a protein smoothie for breakfast, master cleanse for lunch, and a salad topped with lean protein for dinner). I’m currently on day two of this “cleanse,” and honestly, the only thing that keeps me from raiding the candy dispensers at work is thoughts of the lobster egg benedict at Jane Restaurant brunch.

I made these carrot cake bars over the weekend as a healthy alternative for my ever-present sweet tooth. Since I’m not a fan of carrots and dislike dates, you would think that I would hate these bars; but, I actually really enjoyed them. The best part? They are vegan! Just remember to pit your dates before you blend the ingredients, or you might end up with a “pit”iful toothache. 😉

Cheers!

carrotcakebarVegan Carrot Cake Bars

1 Cup of Almonds

1/2 Cup of Shredded Carrot

1/3 Cup of Unsweetened Shredded Coconut

1/4 Cup of Raisins

10 Pitted Dates

3 Tbsp. of Honey

Directions:

Place almonds into a high-powered blender and blend until it reaches a crumbly consistency. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until mixed. Press mixture into the bottom of a lined, 9-inch pan and chill for at least an hour. Cut, and wrap bars.

Makes 6-8 servings.

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    Ngan R.
    August 26, 2014

    These look great, Cathy! Can’t wait to to see what you eat in NY!

    • Leave a Reply

      Cathy
      August 27, 2014

      Thanks Ngan! I can’t wait to post pictures of all the NYC goodies 😉

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