No-Bake Iced Gingerbread Bars
These bars are a wonderful holiday treat!
Makes 20 Servings
To make the bars: In a food processor, combine the oats, almond meal, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. Pulse a few times to get the oats crumbly. Add the dates, raisins, and vanilla and pulse a few times to start to incorporate. Then, begin to puree steadily and continue until the mixture becomes cohesive (it will form a large ball on the blade). Remove the dough and press it evenly into the prepared pan.
To prepare the icing: Combine the coconut butter, maple syrup, nondairy milk, and salt and gently warm. You can do this in a bowl set over a hot water bath or in an oven-proof bowl in the oven/toaster oven at low heat. (Be careful not to scorch the coconut butter; just warm it until it softens.) Once softened, mix until smooth and add the lemon zest if using.
Pour the icing over the dough and spread to distribute. Chill in the refrigerator for a couple of hours and then cut into bars.
Protein: 2 g
Carbohydrate: 21 g
Sugar: 13 g
Total Fat: 5 g
Calories From Fat: 33%
Fiber: 3 g
Sodium: 63 g
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