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Salted Caramel & Pecan Vegan Shortbread Bars

  • Author: The Cheeky Chickpea
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 16 bars
  • Category: Sweets
  • Cuisine: European

Description

These Salted Caramel & Pecan Vegan Shortbread Bars are to die for! Perfect vegan shortbread cookie crust topped with amazing salted caramel & toasted pecans, sliced into little tasty bars of holiday happiness. These make a delicious addition to any vegan Christmas cookies platter.


Ingredients


Instructions

TO MAKE VEGAN SHORTBREAD:( STEP BY STEP PHOTOS ABOVE)

  1. Pre heat oven to 350°
  2. Add vegan butter, sugar and vanilla to a large mixing bowl. Mix with hand mixer till light and creamy, approximately  a minute or so .
  3. Add in the flours and stir with wooden spoon or by hand till fully mixed.
  4. Crumble evenly into a 8×8 non stick brownie pan
  5. Press down evenly with your hand to form shortbread base.
  6. Dock evenly with fork
  7. Bake for 15-17 minutes. It should look very slightly brown just around the edges
  8. Remove from oven and cool in pan on cooling rack

WHILE THE SHORTBREAD IS BAKING: (STEP BY STEP PHOTOS ABOVE)

  1. Add chopped pecans to dry frying pan set to medium heat, toast for 5-7 minutes, stirring every couple of minutes. Be careful not to burn them.😊 remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Make the Salted Caramel Sauce – Recipe is HERE
  3. Add toasted pecans to caramel sauce, and stir to combine.
  4. Spread mixture evenly on shortbread crust , let cool to room temp and then put in the fridge to set . and hour or so .
  5. Slice and enjoy! Store the bars in container on counter .

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