Vegan Carrot Cake Bars


Description

Vegan Carrot Cake Bars /// with dairy-free cream cheese frosting

Ingredients

1 cup
Rolled Oats
1 cup
Shredded Carrots
1⁄2 cup
pecans
1⁄4 cup
golden raisins
1⁄4 cup
Silk unsweetened vanilla almondmilk
1⁄4 cup
Maple Syrup
1⁄2 cup
Chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
1⁄4 cup
dried pineapple pieces
1 teaspoon
Cinnamon
1⁄4 teaspoon
Nutmeg
2⁄3 cups
Daiya - dairy-free cream cheese (for the frosting)
1 cup
dairy-free white chocolate baking chips (for the frosting)
1⁄4 cup
Silk vanilla almondmilk yogurt
1 teaspoon
Cinnamon (for the frosting)
1 teaspoon
Coconut Sugar (or powdered monkfruit - for the frosting)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a food processor, combine all of the bar ingredients (rolled oats through nutmeg). Puree on high for approximately 90 seconds, until all of the big chunks are broken up. It should have a uniform look, as everything is blended together. 
  3. Line a 9" square baking pan with parchment paper. Press bar mixture into it evenly, about 1 inch tall. 
  4. Bake for 25 minutes. 
  5. Remove from heat and cool on wire rack (or speed up in fridge) for 20 - 30 min. 
  6. In a large mixing bowl, wiht a hand mixer, whip the dairy-free cream cheese until smooth.
  7. In a small stockpot, melt the dairy-free white chocolate chips. Then, stir in almondmilk yogurt and cinnamon + sugar. Pour the melted chocolate mixture into the whipped cream cheese. Use the hand mixer again to whip it into a consistent frosting. 
  8. Once the bars have cooled, spread the cream cheese frosting on top. Slice into squares. Serve!

Yields 9 Bars