Paddle Pop Squares by @crazyvegankitchen 💖
For The Base:
8 large Medjool Dates, pitted
1/2 cup Almond Meal
1/2 cup Gluten Free Oat Flour
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Pinch Of Sea Salt
For The Paddle Pop Mixture:
1 1/2 cups Raw Cashews
3/4 cup Soy Milk
1 1/2 tablespoons Lucuma Powder
1/3 cup Maple Syrup
1/3 cup Melted Coconut Oil (Refined)
Seeds of 1 Vanilla Pod
A few drops of Caramel/Butterscotch Extract /Oil, add more to taste *
Pink, Yellow, Blue and Green Vegan Food Coloring
Line a 6 inch square tin with plastic wrap and set aside.
In a food processor, combine all ingredients for the base until a "dough" forms. If it's too dry, add 1/2 a teaspoon of water at a time until it forms a dough. Pat into the base of your tin and leave in the fridge whilst making your filling.
To make the Paddle Pop Filling, place all ingredients except Food Coloring in a high powered blender and blend till smooth.
Once blended and smooth, divide mixture into four bowls and add a few drops of each coloring (Pink, Yellow, Blue and Green) to each bowl. Stir to mix color in well. What you're aiming for are pastel rainbow shades, so don't go over the top.
Once ready, spoon colors randomly over the base until you’ve used all of the mixtures up. Using a knife, marble or swirl colors to your desired effect.
Place tin in freezer and freeze overnight.
Once frozen, let that for 5 minutes before slicing into bars.
You can keep bars frozen and in an air tight container for up to 1 month. Remove from freezer and let thaw for 5-10 minutes each and every time you'd like to treat yourself to a slice. Enjoy! #letscookvegan