Cranberry Orange Bars No Bake (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)
Serves: 16 2-inch bars
"Cranberry Orange No Bake Coconut Bars" from Real Life Paleo Cookbook Recipe shared with permission from the authors.
  1. In a food processor, pulse the dates and walnuts until a thick paste forms. Press into an 8-by-8-inch baking dish by hand to form an even crust layer at the bottom.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, fold the coconut flakes into the honey and coconut cream concentrate until fully incorporated. Press this mixture on top of the crust.
  3. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, stir together the cranberries and orange juice. Bring to a simmer, while stirring frequently. The cranberries will begin to "pop" and release their juices.
  4. When all the cranberries have popped and a thick jelly forms, about 10 minutes, pour over the top of the coconut layer and smooth the top with a spatula. Top with the orange zest.
  5. Refrigerate for 1 hour to set the cranberry jelly before cutting into squares and serving.
If you're not able to obtain fresh cranberries, you can use any fruit (strawberries work wonderfully), but add a dash of gelatin powder. As with the cranberries, heat the fruit and orange juice together until thickened.
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