Creamy, tangy lemon bars are the perfect summertime frozen treat. They are infused with bright lemon throughout and have the perfect melt-in-your-mouth texture that make it difficult to stop at just one! I call them my little squares of sunshine!
I have been wanting to make a vegan, allergy-friendly lemon bar for some time now. I’m proud to say that this version is both of those things plus so much more! This version is much healthier than a typical lemon bar recipe. Plus, it is no-bake and couldn’t be easier or quicker to make! This is one of those recipes where you might just end up impressing yourself.
The crust is made from buckwheat cookies and vegan butter. Just blend together in a food processor and press into your pan. That’s it! Crust is done!
The lusciously creamy lemon filling is made in a blender then poured overtop the cookie crust. The filling is made with just five ingredients: fresh lemon juice and zest, coconut cream, brown rice syrup, arrowroot powder (for thickness) and vanilla. You can add a pinch of turmeric to make it more yellow and it will not affect the flavor. How easy is that?
This recipe is sponsored by Bucks Natural Cookies and I use their brand-new delicious buckwheat lemon cookies as the base for the cookie crust in the lemon bars. The new lemon buckwheat cookies are infused with bright lemon flavor throughout and have real chunks of candied lemon peel in them. They make the crust so flavorful in this recipe.
I absolutely love their cookies because they are allergy-friendly and taste amazing. Their cookies are naturally gluten-free and made from 100% buckwheat flour that is locally-milled from buckwheat groats. Buckwheat is gluten-free, high in fiber, rich in vitamins and minerals and contains eight essential amino acids. If you would like to learn more, here is an article I wrote for The Washington Post that goes into more detail about the health benefits of buckwheat.
Bucks Natural Cookies are also free of the top eight allergens. So, just like this lemon bar recipe, their cookies are nut-free, vegan, gluten-free, egg-free and soy-free. Plus, because of their dedicated facility there is no concern for cross contamination with any of the top 8 allergens.
You can shop their cookies (they come in six delicious flavors) and use coupon code “BOGO19” to buy two, get one free! Simply add your favorite three flavors to your cart and then apply the code. The coupon code is limited to one use per customer.
These no-bake lemon bars are vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free and gluten-free which makes them wonderful for serving to a crowd with varied food allergies or food sensitivities.
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