4.75 from 4 votes
Classic Vegan Toffee Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Classic toffee bars reinvented with no butter, no oil, no eggs, and no refined sugar. These are delightfully dense and chewy bars that have that classic toffee flavor thanks to the pecan butter and coconut sugar. You must give these a try!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: dairy free, oil free, vegan
Keyword: healthy vegan desserts, vegan bar recipes, vegan chocolate desserts
Servings: 12
Calories: 445 kcal
Author: Jenn Sebestyen
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup flaxmeal
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup pecan butter (*see note)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 package dairy free chocolate chips (I prefer Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Chips, but use your favorite) (**see note)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a 8x11 baking pan (***see note) with parchment paper and leave enough hanging over the sides to use as your "handles" later.
  3. Whisk together the flour, flaxmeal, sugar and salt in a small mixing bowl and set aside.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the pecan butter, maple syrup and vanilla until smooth.
  5. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet until well combined. Use your hands and really get in there to mash it all together.
  6. Press the mixture into the prepared baking pan and flatten it down with the palm of your hand.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the top starts to firm up.
  8. Sprinkle on the chocolate chips and bake another 2-3 minutes until the chocolate gets melty.
  9. With an off set spatula, spread out the chocolate evenly over the bars.
  10. Immediately sprinkle with the chopped pecans.
  11. Leave the bars in the baking pan on a wire rack for at least 10-15 minutes - they will continue to firm up.
  12. Using the parchment paper "handles" lift the whole thing out of the pan and set on the wire rack to continue cooling all the way.
  13. Cut into bars and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*To make your own pecan butter: Process 2 1/2 cups raw pecans in a food processor until smooth. Scrape down the sides as necessary. It will turn pasty first, but keep going until it's smooth and runny. This doesn't take very long...much less time than other nut butters. This amount should yield the 1 cup needed for this recipe.

**You don't need to use the whole package. I actually used about 3/4 of the package. But, if you like a thicker chocolate layer, by all means, pour it all on there!

***I have made this in an 7x10 baking pan as well. The bars will be just a bit thicker and will need the full 25 minutes to bake through.

 

 

Nutrition Facts
Classic Vegan Toffee Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 445 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Sodium 97mg4%
Potassium 111mg3%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 7g14%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.