Vegan Lemon Bars

Vegan Lemon Bars

Made with Native Forest Organic Simple Coconut Milk by @veggieworldrecipes

These lemon bars are sweet, tangy, and perfect for spring and summer!

They are thick, creamy and so easy to make!

The lemon curd is made with Native Forest Organic Simple Coconut Milk and a cashews for an extra creamy rich filling!

The crust is made with flour, vegan butter, maple syrup, and vanilla. It can also be made gluten-free with 1:1 gf all purpose flour!

Grab the recipe below! Crust Ingredients:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour or gluten-free all purpose flour
  • 1 cup vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Lemon Bar Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Native Forest Organic Simple Coconut Milk*
  • 1/2 cup soaked cashews*
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of turmeric (optional, for color)
Notes: *Coconut cream: refrigerate can of coconut milk overnight. Then when you open the can, scoop out just the solid part that has formed on the top & measure out one cup of this. *Cashews: soak the cashews overnight in water to soften them. If you forget, you can also soak them in boiling hot water for 1-2 hours. Directions:
  1. Start by preparing the crust. Combine all of the crust ingredients in a large bowl & mix.
  2. Line a square baking pan with parchment paper & grease it with oil.
  3. Transfer the crust ingredients to the baking pan & press them down into an even layer.
  4. Bake the crust for 15-20 min at 350*F, until the edges of the crust are golden brown.
  5. Use a fork to poke holes all around the baked crust. Don’t poke all the way to the bottom of the crust, just about halfway.
  6. To make the filling, combine the coconut cream, cashews, lemon juice & zest, maple, sugar, vanilla, cornstarch, salt, and turmeric to a blender. Blend until smooth.
  7. Transfer lemon filling to a saucepan over medium heat. Stir continuously & cook for 4-6 minutes, until mixture starts to significantly thicken.
  8. Once it has thickened, pour it on top of crust & level the top.
  9. Refrigerate bars overnight, or for at least 4-6 hours, until the filling hardens fully.
  10. Once they are ready, slice, dust powdered sugar on top, & enjoy!