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    No-Bake Raspberry Chia Jam Bars (Vegan, GF & Paleo)

    No-Bake Raspberry Chia Jam Bars made vegan, gluten free & paleoNo-Bake Raspberry Chia Jam Bars (Vegan, GF & Paleo)

    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 Bars4-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.

    For the bar & crumb topping, you will need raw almonds, raw walnuts, pitted dates & coconut oil.

    For the raspberry chia jam, you will need raspberries (fresh or frozen), maple syrup (agave or honey will work) and chia seeds.

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    No-Bake Raspberry Chia Jam Bars (Vegan, GF & Paleo)No-Bake Raspberry Chia Jam Bars (Vegan, GF & Paleo)

    No-Bake Raspberry Chia Jam Bars (Vegan, GF & Paleo)

    Prep Time 15 mins
    Cook Time 85 mins
    Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
    Yields 12 bars

    Ingredients

      Crust + Topping

      • 1 cup raw almonds
      • 1 cup raw walnuts
      • 1 cup pitted dates soften (or about 15 large dates)
      • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

      Chia Jam

      • 2 cups of organic raspberries
      • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (you can sub honey or agave if you prefer)
      • 1.5 tablespoons chia seeds

      Directions

      1. For the Crust:
      2. In your food processor, pulse almonds until they are made into flour
      3. Add walnuts and pulse again to combine
      4. Add dates and pulse again to combine
      5. Add coconut oil and pulse again to combine
      6. 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
      7. Put the baking dish in the fridge and begin making jam
      8. For the Jam:
      9. Combine the raspberries and maple syrup in a medium-sized non-stick pot
      10. Bring to a low boil and stir
      11. Once it’s boiling, reduce heat to medium and let it simmer for 5-7 minutes
      12. You can mash the raspberries with your spoon so it’s a little chunky still
      13. Add your chia seeds to the pot and and consistently stir for 15-20 minutes
      14. The jam should start to thicken and you must stir consistently to avoid it from sticking to the pot
      15. Once it’s thick to your liking, remove from heat and set aside.
      16. Combing Crust & Jam:
      17. 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)
      18. Sprinkle the extra crust on top
      19. Pop back in the fridge to let it form for about 45-60 minutes
      20. Will stay good for 7 days in fridge

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      xx, Rach

       

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      13 Comments

    • Reply Cailee March 30, 2016 at 12:08 pm

      Oh my gosh! YUM!! These look gorgeous!! And they’re no bake?!? Yes please!!
      xoxo Cailee!

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      • Reply Rachel March 30, 2016 at 1:13 pm

        Thank you, Cailee! You are so sweet. They are SO easy to make!! xx

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    • Reply Emilie @ Emilie Eats March 31, 2016 at 2:52 pm

      I can’t wait for all the fresh berries to start popping up!! I love slathering chia seed jam on oats, pancakes, a spoon…..loving these bars!

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      • Reply Rachel March 31, 2016 at 6:45 pm

        YAS! Whole Foods is stocked right now, I am in heaven. You have to try these, I know you’ll love <3 xx

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    • Reply Sauwmi Herman May 21, 2016 at 10:23 am

      Hello, I do not like walnuts. What other nuts could I use instead?

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      • Reply Rachel May 26, 2016 at 12:49 pm

        Try pecans or cashews. I haven’t tested them but it should work well! xx

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    • Reply Rachel August 9, 2016 at 3:36 am

      Hi Rachel! Do you think these would be good with blueberries? I have everything else already in my pantry and don’t know what I want to do with my blueberries other than eat them plain 🙂 Thank you!

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