No Bake Margarita Bars (Vegan, Paleo)

These no bake margarita bars are so creamy and citrusy with a salted crust, absolutely perfect for spring and summer! These no bake margarita bars are vegan and paleo, too, making them a light but totally satisfying healthy dessert. If you’re looking for a stunning vegan no bake dessert or no bake paleo dessert, these no bake margarita bars are totally it!

Ingredients:

Salted Crust Layer

3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut plus 1/4 cup for garnish
1 cups raw cashews toasted
2 tablespoons coconut sugar
1/2 cup almond meal
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons coconut oil
3/4 tsp coarse salt

Creamy Lime Layer

1 1/2 cups raw cashews soaked for 1 hour
3/4 cup coconut oil melted, refined or unrefined is fine – refined will taste more coconutty
3/4 cup coconut cream
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
2 Tbsp freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp maple syrup or honey
2 tablespoons lime zest
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon tequila optional
pinch of salt or more to taste

Whipped Coconut Cream

Scant cup coconut cream chilled at least 2 hours
1 teaspoon light coconut sugar or honey

Garnish

1/4 cup toasted coconut
lime wedges

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