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Vegan Magic Cookie Bars

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 70 minutes
  • Yield: 8 bars 1x

Description

These easy Vegan Magic Cookie Bars are twice as enchanted, made without sweetened condensed but still all the same delicious sweet layers!


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Ingredients

Oat Crust Option

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup

Almond Crust Option (grain-free)

  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 23 tbsp maple syrup

Top Layer

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts ((I used pecans, but any will work))

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. For the oat crust, blend the oats on low speed to break into small pieces. Slowly pour in the maple syrup with the blender on until it clumps to form a sticky chunky texture. 
  3. For the almond crust, combine the almond flour and maple syrup in a bowl. Mix to create a sticky and clumpy dough that holds together when pressed. Add 1 tbsp water if it seems too dry.
  4. Press the crust into a baking dish lined with parchment paper (mine was 8×4″). Bake for 15 minutes at 350F. Remove from the oven and cool for at least 15 minutes.
  5. While the crust is cooling, blend the bananas until smooth.
  6. Pour the banana puree on top of the crust.
  7. Sprinkle on the chocolate chips, nuts, and coconut. Gently press down until the banana puree rises up covering everything.
  8. Bake for 40 minutes at 350F. 
  9. Cool then chill overnight. 
  10. The next day, slice and enjoy! Keep leftovers in the fridge.