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Vegan Lemon Lime Bars with Shortbread Crust

  • Author: Heart of a Baker
  • Prep Time: 2 hours 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 60 mins
  • Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 9
  • Category: Dessert

Description

Vegan lime bars are dreamy, creamy, and have a PERFECT shortbread crust! Made with a creamy cashew filling and a coconut oil crust that will TOTALLY become your new favorite dessert.


Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar or stevia equivalent

For the filling:

  • Zest and juice 1 lemon
  • Zest and juice 1 lime
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked for at least 4 hours and drained
  • 1/2 cup Zevia Dry Lemon Lime Mixer
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • stevia equivalent of 3/4 cup cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8×8 square pan with parchment paper and lightly grease. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, coconut oil, and powdered sugar. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 9-10 minutes, or until the crust starts to turn a light golden brown and is solid to the touch. Set aside while making the filling.
  4. To make the filling: Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend on high until the mixture becomes smooth. Pour onto the pre-baked crust.
  5. Bake for 40-50 minutes, until the filling only jiggles slightly and the top is golden brown.
  6. Allow to cool at room temperature for at least 30 minutes and then chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.
  7. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to a week.