Raw Lemon “Cream” Bars (Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, & Vegan)

Any lemon fans out there?!

I’m crazy about all citrus fruits, especially this time of year as the temperature begins to rise and the sunshine abounds.

These lemon bars are decadent, yet made from only a few basic ingredients. This is my kind of bar–refreshing, delicious and so easy to make! Lemons are a fabulous source of Vitamin C and very cleansing. Cashews are rich in iron, magnesium and protein. (The bars appear white because I haven’t added the yellow dye put in commercial lemon bars!)

Add to Vitamix or Blender:

4 cups cashews

1 cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed, if possible) (or 15 drops Lemon essential oil)

1 cup water

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup coconut nectar

1/4 tsp. lemon drop stevia (optional, but is a fabulous addition!)

Place all ingredients into the Vitamix and blend on high for 2 minutes. You may need to use a spatula once to scrap down the sides and re blend for a few more seconds. Use a spatula to scoop the mixture into a pie pan. Freeze for at least 2 hours. Use a large knife to cut into individual bars. Serve!

Makes 8 servings.

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  1. TessaDomesticDi says

    yum!!  very similar ingredients to my hail merry lemon tart kock-off, which ironically I was working on this afternoon…bosom buddies!

  2. thetastyalternative says

    These are amazing!  I do LOVE lemon.  I crave tart like my hubby craves chocolate/sweets.  I will be making these for sure.  I’m pinning these babies.  Thanks for another great recipe!!

  3. Real_Food_Freak says

    Thanks for stopping by.  These look yummy.  My hubs loves lemon bars and these look so simple.

  4. GFSCDandVeggie says

    These look heavenly Laura! We don’t tend to cook with stevia (it’s only just been approved over here) so I would have to leave that out but I can imagine that your lemon bars taste just awesome!

  5. MarleneV says

    I just made these for Mothers Day tomorrow they are in the freezer… I added 1/2 cup more fresh lemon juice & subsituted sweetner for brown rice syrup, its what i had on hand.. YUM!! So tasty.. love this recipe so simple. I will serve with fresh strawberries!! Thank you!!!!

    • Thank you so much for letting me know you tried the recipe Marlene! More lemon juice sounds fantastic and I absolutely love your addition of fresh strawberries on top-yum, yum! Happy Mother’s Day 🙂

  6. Miz Helen says

    Your bars will be delicious, I can’t wait to try them.  Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. I am obsessed with lemon! These look so yummy! I just found your blog and I love it!

  8. AllergiesCeliac says

    Sounds tasty!  I haven’t made anything lemony here for quite a spell, so this may be the next dessert on my list ☺  Our weather has been in the upper 80’s so this would be a cool and refreshing treat.  Thanks for sharing in our recipe hop!

  9. AmeeBeckLivingston says

    Laura, these lemon bars sound amazing!!!  Thank you for sharing on Fit and Fabulous Fridays!!  I hope to see you this weekend. 🙂

  10. Flour Me With Love says

    These look amazing!  Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday 🙂

  11. AleasLeftovers says

    I love discovering dairy-free frozen desserts! Even better if the recipe is easy to make! I can’t wait to try this recipe out.

  12. thetastyalternative says

    Hi There Laura,
    Just a note to let you know I shared your awesome recipe on my monthly recipe round-up highlighting raw dishes.   If you get a chance, come on over and check out the other inspiring raw recipes from sweet to savory. 
    Be Well,

  13. Laura, these sound wonderful! A cool lemony dessert is exactly what this summer is calling for!  Thanks so much for sharing it with Raw Foods Thursdays!

  14. JenniferBarclay says

    These look awesome!! What could I substitute for the coconut nectar? Agave, honey…?


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