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vegan pecan pie bars

Easy Pecan Pie Bars


  • Author: Maiko
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8-12 slices 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Delicious and caramelly vegan pecan pie bars are a must-bake for this autumn and winter. It’s super easy to make without corn syrup, eggs or dairy. It’s a little healthier and more wholesome than your usual pecan pie bars and can be made gluten-free too! A perfect little snack and wonderful dessert for festive occasions like Thanksgiving and Christmas.


Ingredients

Scale

For the crust

For the pecan spread


Instructions

  1. Let’s make the crust first. Preheat the oven for 200°C(400°F). 
  2. In a bowl, mix the melted vegan butter and brown sugar well. Add in the flour and mix with a large wooden spoon until it becomes like cookie dough.
  3. Transfer the crust mixture to a baking tray, spread, and press down evenly. Pre-bake for 10 mins until the top becomes slightly golden.
  4. While the crust is being baked, let’s make the pecan spread. Chop the pecans coarsely if you want to use chopped pecans. I used whole pecans but chopped ones will be good too!
  5. In a bowl, mix the ground flaxseed, arrowroot flour, and water together very well. Set aside to thicken.
  6. In a large bowl, mix the sugar and melted vegan butter together until well incorporated.
  7. Add the flaxseed mixture, soy cream, and maple syrup and whisk well. Add the flour and mix again.
  8. Add the pecans and stir with a large wooden spoon until well mixed. Set aside until the crust is done.
  9. Take the crust out of the oven when it’s done. Preheat the oven again decreasing the temperature down to 180°C(350°F) this time.
  10. Pour the pecan spread over the pre-baked crust and spread evenly. Bake it for another 25 mins until the top is golden amber. When you insert a toothpick, it should come out clean.
  11. Take it out of the oven and let it cool to room temperature. Carefully take it out of the tray and cut it into 8 big slices or 12 medium-size slices. Enjoy!

Notes

You can use the pecans as wholes or you can chop them coarsely. When measuring, measure as wholes then chop after.

Don’t skip pre-baking. If baking the crust and pecan spread together in one go, the texture may not turn out great.

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Category: Bar
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 480
  • Sugar: 23g
  • Sodium: 150mg
  • Fat: 35g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 41g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 0g

Keywords: thanksgiving, autumn, christmas