No-bake Walnut Strawberry Bars (Vegan & Gluten-free)

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No-bake Walnut Strawberry Bars (Vegan & Gluten-free)

It’s Friday and time to share another weekend treat! 

If you’re looking for something delicious, decadent and fancy to make for your friends or family this weekend, then look no further! I can promise you they’ll be impressed with these beauties, especially once they find out they’re completely plant-based with no dairy in sight! Even if you’re not vegan or you’re thinking of serving these bars to none vegans, they’re definitely a crowd pleaser! Fruity, rich bars with a bit of crunch. What’s not to like?

No-bake Walnut Strawberry Bars (Vegan & Gluten-free) raw peanut butter jelly barsI’m so thrilled to announce I’ll be working with Koro on some video content over the coming months. They’re a Berlin based health food online store selling everything from your basics like dates, nut and seeds, to more unusual and interesting ingredients like chia flour, pomegranate protein powder and dried blueberries. Their website really is a food blogger and health enthusiast dream! I could easily spend hours browsing all their ingredients and dreaming up recipes. 

They’re expanding their market and now ship to the UK (woohoo!) so to all my UK peeps, you can now try all their goodies. Staring with the ingredients to make these lush walnut strawberry bars šŸ˜‰  

The bars are made up of 4-5 layers (depending on whether you count toppings as a layer) – a basic walnut base, a strawberry layer, vanilla layer and strawberry jam layer. All topped off with chopped walnuts and dried strawberries. I love desserts with layers. They just look so much more appealing to me. Also the contrast between the pink and white layers reminds me of strawberry and cream lollipops, which were always (and still are) my favourite lolly flavour.

raw peanut butter jelly cheesecakeI wanted to create peanut butter and jelly inspired cheesecake bars, but while browsing KoRo‘s website, I came across their walnut flour and was so intrigued by it. I’ve tried almond flour and peanut flour, now I wanted to try walnut flour! That’s what I used to create the base. For the filling, I used cashews and added in some KoRo dried strawberries that I blended into a powder. It adds so much flavour as well as a beautiful pinky tone. 

I finally topped it off with jam, chopped walnuts and more dried strawberries, because why not! 


No-bake Walnut Strawberry Bars (Vegan & Gluten-free)

Serves: 8-10

Ingredients

For the base

1/2 cup (50g) KoRo walnut flour
1/2 cup (50g) oat flour – use gluten-free oats if allergic/intolerant
3 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
Pinch of salt

For the filling

2 cups (285g) raw cashews
1/3 cup (80ml) maple syrup
1/4 cup (4 tbsp) Koro coconut mousse
1/2 cup (50g) KoRo dried strawberries
3 tbsp milk of choice
1 tsp vanilla paste or extract
1/4 tsp salt
Optional – 1 tsp beetroot powder to add and extra pop of colour 

For the topping

Sugar-free strawberry jam (or homemade chia jam)
Chopped walnuts
Dried strawberries

Method

Mix all the base ingredients in a bowl, then press into a loaf tin lined with parchment paper. Freeze for 30 minutes while you prepare the filling.
Add the strawberries to the blender and blend into a fine flour. Leave to one side
Add all the filling ingredients (apart from the dried strawberries) into a blender and blend until smooth.
Divide the filling equally between two bowls. Add the dried strawberry flour (and beetroot powder if using any) into one of the bowls and mix to combine. 
Smooth the strawberry layer over the base, then return to the freezer for one hour. 
Spread the plain layer over the strawberry layer and freezer for another hour. 
Spread the strawberry jam on top and sprinkle over the chopped walnuts and dried strawberries. 
Slice into bars.
Enjoy! 
Store in the freezer and take out 20-30 minutes before serving.


Thanks to KoRo for sponsoring this post. Commissioned posts is how Iā€™m able to continue working on the blog and creating recipes and recipe videos for you. As always, all opinions are my own.

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  1. what can I use instead of coconut mousse ? Not all products in your recipe are available in Canada. For example, walnut floor is not available.
    Thanks

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