What a happy sight these white chocolate bars are during a dreary winter day. Sometimes these winters can hit us hard. After Thanksgiving ends and family leaves, Christmas can feel a long way away. This week, it’s time to brighten things up! Let’s get out white chocolate and dried cranberries and whip up something delicious.
You can make something cheery, healthy and bright with just a handful of ingredients. Coconut is the base for the white chocolate and adding cacao butter creates a true white chocolate that is creamy and sweet. This healthy, vegan chocolate tastes fantastic with crisp cereal and cranberries!
This period before all the holidays should really be filled with healthy foods. Treats that keep us healthy and won’t require stretchy pants. These no-bake bars are creamy, yet crunchy, yet fruity, yet nutritious! Vegan and gluten-free, too. These are so easy to make, there’s no excuse not to make them!
This winter is already looking up with these healthy bars in sight… white chocolate is on our side. Hope you enjoy!
White Chocolate Cranberry Crunch Bars
1 cup, slightly packed Unsweetened Coconut Shreds
1 cup Cacao Butter Chunks, melted
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
2 Tablespoons Protein Powder or Dry Milk Powder (non-dairy or dairy)
2 teaspoons Liquid Stevia
1/4 cup Sugar-Free Cranberries
2 Tablespoons Xylitol
3 Tablespoons Puffed Quinoa, Rice or Millet Cereal
In a food processor, combine the coconut shreds and process until coconut butter, about 5-6 minutes. Scrape the inside bowl periodically until everything comes together in a smooth thick paste. Add the melted cocoa butter and vanilla extract and process until combined. Add the protein powder and stevia and process until combined. Transfer the mixture to a small mixing bowl.
Gently stir in the cranberries. Next, add the puffed grain and xylitol and mix. Immediately pour into into a small loaf pan or baking dish and place in the freezer. Allow to chill for 30 minutes. Remove from the freezer, slice into bars and serve. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.
White chocolate and cranberries are my favorite flavor combination. How do you keep the white chocolate firm?
Jessica @ Desserts With Benefits says
This is genius! Too bad I used up most of my cacao butter in recipe testing, grrrr! I need to buy more to make this… it’s like a white chocolate Crunch bar :D