Raw Vegan Raspberry and White Chocolate Bark {Gluten-Free, Paleo}

Raw Vegan Raspberry and White Chocolate Bark {Gluten-Free, Paleo, Refined Sugar-Free, SCD}

{Raw, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo, SCD, Refined Sugar-Free}

So here’s the story with this raw vegan raspberry and white chocolate bark: wild raspberry season is beginning to come to an end around here, and so I’ve been trying to take advantage of the acres (I’m not exaggerating!) of raspberry bushes we have around here to do something easy and fun with them. I decided not to go full on with the berry picking this year (and the deer, gophers, and bunnies have been more than happy with my decision so far…). Instead I spent tons of quality time outdoors with my pups, the three of us picking and eating the berries daily right off the bushes — I think this will be a “ritual” I’ll keep for years to come ;) . It’s really incredible being able to enjoy nature’s abundance and to share it with all the little creatures we share this space with!

I did pick some for recipes though (couldn’t resist) and made some jam with them (using this recipe), added them to porridge and my morning cereals, and also of course made some of our favorites around here (Gluten-Free Vegan Raspberry Almond Squares, Raspberry White Chocolate Paleo and Vegan Tapioca Pudding, and Heavenly Raw Vegan White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake). Notice a pattern there? Yeah, I love my white chocolate with raspberries ;) . So here’s another easy one for you: Raw Vegan Raspberry and White Chocolate Bark {Gluten-Free, Paleo}. The combination of chilled white chocolate and raspberries was super refreshing on a hot summer day, but the creaminess of the cashew butter makes it also go really well with a cup of good coffee or tea. Enjoy it however you like it best — I bet it won’t last too long ;)

Raw Vegan Raspberry and White Chocolate Bark Recipe:

Raw Vegan Raspberry and White Chocolate Bark {Gluten-Free, Paleo}
 
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Makes: approx. a 7" x 5" bark
Ingredients
  • ½ cup melted cocoa butter (white chocolate butter; not coconut), melted
  • ¼ cup cashew butter (I bet macadamia butter would work well too)
  • 3 tbsp liquid sweetener of your choice (I used maple syrup)
  • ⅛ tsp raw ground vanilla bean
  • ¼ cup raspberries (I used wild since they are a bit smaller)
  • a few tbsp slivered almonds
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients, except raspberries and almonds, in a small blender (I used my magic bullet), and blend until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Line a small baking tray or a flat plate with parchment paper. Pour the blended mixture onto the parchment paper and use a spoon to spread it out flat to about ¼″ thickness.
  3. Sprinkle with raspberries and slivered almonds.
  4. Place the tray in the freezer and allow it to set for about an hour.
  5. Remove from freezer, rough chop it with a knife and enjoy! Store any leftovers in the freezer.

 

Raw Vegan Raspberry and White Chocolate Bark {Gluten-Free, Paleo, Refined Sugar-Free, SCD}

xo Audrey

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This Raw Vegan Raspberry and White Chocolate Bark recipe has been shared with Allergy-Free Wednesdays, Natural Living Monday, Gluten-Free Wednesdays, Fat Tuesday, Gluten-Free & DIY Tuesday, Let’s Get Real Friday Party, #glutenfreefridays, Natural Family Friday, Sweet and Savoury Sunday, Eating Inside the Box, and Real Food Wednesday.

** A big thanks to Adrienne @ Whole New Mom, Joyce @ The Skinny Pear, Vanessa @ Natural Family Today, and Kelsi @ Vintage Kids | Modern World for featuring this recipe!

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11 Responses to Raw Vegan Raspberry and White Chocolate Bark {Gluten-Free, Paleo}

  1. Shirley @ gfe & All Gluten-Free Desserts August 16, 2014 at 1:14 am #

    What a gorgeous recipe, Audrey! I love that you were enjoying an abundance of raspberries so simply, but also that you created this bark in the end. :-)

    Shirley

    • Audrey August 16, 2014 at 8:39 am #

      Thanks Shirley! It’s certainly been great fun :)

  2. Julia August 20, 2014 at 1:50 am #

    What in the world?! I must taste this unbelievable treat. So pin it I will.

    • Audrey August 20, 2014 at 8:10 am #

      Thanks Julia :)

  3. Linda January 2, 2015 at 10:39 am #

    What is white chocolate butter?

    • Audrey January 2, 2015 at 11:25 am #

      Hi Linda, it’s cacao/cocoa butter, which is the fat from the cacao bean {usually you’ll notice it being listed as the third ingredient in chocolate bars, for example}. It looks like this picture. It’s got an amazing aroma and flavor. In a white chocolate bar for instance, you’ll typically see in the ingredients cocoa butter, powdered dairy, and a ton of sugar. It’s the butter that gives it the chocolate flavor. You can read more about cocoa butter here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocoa_butter

      I just wrote white chocolate butter besides the name to clarify, as a lot of the time people confuse “cocoa butter” with “coco butter”, which is a product made out of coconut and while it will still taste good in this recipe it will not taste anything like white chocolate. That’s what happened when I sent my husband to the store once years ago — he came back with jars of coconut butter instead of cacao butter, and that’s how I discovered coconut butter for the first time ;)

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