This is one of those recipes we didn't know what to call it. It's not really a Payday, but it reminded us somewhat of our "Payday" years, so that's what we came up with. We also spent one and one half hours trying to figure out some lighting problems and shattered the only light bulb that seemed to work. Other than those frustrations, this is a really a simple yet very tasty recipe. I've made it a few times already and it doesn't last long in my house. You don't need any appliances; only a mixing bowl and the dish you're going to use to store the bars. We used a 7x5 glass dish, so if you want more, you can easily double the recipe. Have a great 4th of July!

Cashew "Payday" Bars

Makes 5x7 glass dish


1/4 cup cashew butter

2T coconut oil, melted

2T coconut butter, softened

1T raw honey

1t vanilla

1/8t sea salt

1t lucuma powder (opt) but it will enhance the flavor of these bars

1/2 cup cashew pieces

1/4 cup raisins


Blend all the ingredients except cashews and raisins together until smooth.  Add in your cashews and raisins. Mix well. Transfer to 7x5 pan and store in freezer for about 10 minutes to set, then transfer to refrigerator. Store in refrigerator.