Choco-Nut Bars

I adapted this recipe from a cookbook promising the perfect cookie. This simple bar cookie is so easy and so delicious, you’ll find yourself making it over and over.

 

Makes 32 bars

Ingredient List: 

10 tablespoons vegan butter substitute

½ cup coconut sugar

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Pinch sea salt

1 ½ cups whole wheat pastry or sprouted whole wheat flour

½ cup almond flour (meal)

1 tablespoon arrowroot powder

1 cup dark, non-dairy chocolate chips

¾ cup mixed coarsely chopped nuts (pistachios, hazelnuts, slivered almonds)

Step By Step Instructions: 

Preheat oven to 350oF and lightly oil a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.

 

Whip together vegan butter, coconut sugar, vanilla and sea salt until creamy, about 2 minutes. mix in flour, almond flour and arrowroot to form a soft dough. Press evenly into oiled baking dish and bake for 20 minutes, until firm to the touch.

 

Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the hot crust. Allow to melt for 3 minutes and then spread the chocolate evenly over the crust. Press the nuts into the chocolate and set aside. It will take 2-3 hours for the chocolate to set firmly. Slice into squares.