Okay guys, here they are… The latest and greatest, No Bake Raspberry Chia Jam Bars. Just in time for hopefully some warm weather over here in NYC.
Ever since March hit, I have been all about the fresh berries. Thankfully my local grocery stores have been having the most delicious & organic berries (always buy organic when possible). They have been a staple in fridge for oatmeal, toast, parfaits and all the treats.
I love the sweet & tarty taste berries add to things and the extra dose of vitamins, antioxidants & fiber. You absolutely want to incorporate berries into your diet when they are in season.
One of my personal favorite things to make with fresh berries is homemade chia seed jam! It is so easy and SO much healthier than buying store bought, sugar filled jams.
These No-Bake Raspberry Chia Jam Bars are topped with my own homemade raspberry chia jam. It takes about 30 minutes to make the jam but it is very easy and minimal effort is involved. It stays good in the fridge for a week and you can double or half the recipe as you see fit for you.
At first I wanted to make some sort of pie but my laziness got ahead of me and I figured most of you could relate to.
That’s why we are making another easy no bake recipe today thanks to our favorite Food Processor. No bake recipes are actually taking over my blog lately as you saw with these No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Bars, 4-ingredient Raw Almond Butter Cookies & these 3-ingredient Raw Pecan Brownies.
These bars are made with just 4 ingredients and you leave some extra on the side for a crumb topping to sprinkle on top. They will stay good in the fridge for a week or the freezer for a couple months.
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No-Bake Raspberry Chia Jam Bars (Vegan, GF & Paleo)
Crust + Topping
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 1 cup raw walnuts
- 1 cup pitted dates soften (or about 15 large dates)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 cups of organic raspberries
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup (you can sub honey or agave if you prefer)
- 1.5 tablespoons chia seeds
- For the Crust:
- In your food processor, pulse almonds until they are made into flour
- Add walnuts and pulse again to combine
- Add dates and pulse again to combine
- Add coconut oil and pulse again to combine
- Using your hands or spoon, press down the crust into 8x8 baking dish and be sure to leave about ½ cup aside for the topping
- Put the baking dish in the fridge and begin making jam
- For the Jam:
- Combine the raspberries and maple syrup in a medium-sized non-stick pot
- Bring to a low boil and stir
- Once it’s boiling, reduce heat to medium and let it simmer for 5-7 minutes
- You can mash the raspberries with your spoon so it’s a little chunky still
- Add your chia seeds to the pot and and consistently stir for 15-20 minutes
- The jam should start to thicken and you must stir consistently to avoid it from sticking to the pot
- Once it’s thick to your liking, remove from heat and set aside.
- Combing Crust & Jam:
- Once the jam is cooled, pour 1.5 cups on top of crust and spread evenly (so you will have about ½ cup left over)
- Sprinkle the extra crust on top
- Pop back in the fridge to let it form for about 45-60 minutes
- Will stay good for 7 days in fridge
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