Featured Recipe: Hazelnut Nanaimo Bars (Diabetic Friendly, Vegan)

Featured Recipe: Hazelnut Nanaimo Bars (Diabetic Friendly, Vegan)

With only 2g of sugar per serving and no flavour compromise, you’re in for a treat with these decadent vegan nanaimo bars!
Prep Time20 minutes
Total Time2 hours 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 48 Bars



  • 2 Cups Organic Hazelnut Flour
  • 0.25 Cup Raw Coconut Nectar
  • 2 Cups Organic Shredded Coconut
  • 0.25 Cup Cacao Butter (Melted)


  • 1 Can “Thai Kitchen” Organic Coconut Milk
  • 0.5 Cup Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (Melted)
  • 1 Cup Cashews
  • 0.5 Cup “Nature’s Hollow” Sugar-Free Maple Flavoured Syrup
  • 0.5 Cup “Xyla” Xylitol
  • 0.5 tsp "Organic Traditions" Vanilla Bean Powder
  • Pinch of Sea Salt

Chocolate Top:

  • 1 Jar “Organic Traditions” Hazelnut Butter (180g)
  • 0.33 Cup Raw Cacao Powder
  • 0.5 Cup Cacao Butter (Melted)
  • 0.25 Cup “Nature’s Hollow” Sugar-Free Maple Flavoured Syrup
  • 0.25 Cup “Xyla” Xylitol
  • 0.25 Cup Coconut Beverage (Unsweetened)
  • 1 tbsp “Blue Mountain Organics” Sunflower Lecithin
  • 0.5 tbsp "Simply Organic" Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Sea Salt


  • In a food processor, combine all of the crust ingredients and press into a parchment lined casserole dish.
  • In a blender combine all of the filling ingredients, pour on top of the crust and allow to set in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  • In a food processor or bowl, mix together all of the chocolate top ingredients and pour over the solidified filling layer.
  • Allow to set for another hour or ideally overnight.
  • Cut into desired size pieces and enjoy!


Each Serving Contains:
148 calories; 2 g protein; 13 g total fat (0 g trans fat); 5g total carbohydrates (2g of sugar); 4mg sodium