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Caramel Chocolate Shortbread Cookie Bars [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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These mouthwatering cookie bars begin with a shortbread cookie base that's baked in the oven until golden. The first layer is then topped with a layer of rich caramel, which is finished off with a rich topping of dark chocolate. These simple cookie bars are the perfect thing to bring along to parties.

Caramel Chocolate Shortbread Cookie Bars [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

This Recipe is :

Gluten-free RecipesVegan

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 2 cups gluten-free flour
  • 3 tablespoons coconut blossom sugar
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder

For the Caramel Filling:

  • 3/4 cup coconut blossom sugar
  • 1 14-ounce can coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla (optional)

For the Topping:

  • 3 1/2 ounces vegan 70 percent dark chocolate

Preparation

  1. To prepare the crust, preheat the oven to 390°F.
  2. Combine all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well, then put it into a baking dish with parchment paper. Or just grease the dish with a little bit of coconut oil. Bake this for about 20 minutes.
  3. After 10 minutes of baking the crust, combine all the ingredients for the caramel layer in a saucepan over medium head. Bring the caramel ingredients to a slow boil, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thick and creamy, about 5-10 minutes. Pour the caramel over the baked crust.
  4. While the caramel is setting, melt the chocolate in a microwave, and pour it over the caramel.
  5. Place the pan in the refrigerator to cool, then slice the bars, and serve.

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AUTHOR & RECIPE DETAILS


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Florian Nouh is the recipe developer, photographer, and cook behind Contentedness Cooking. I'm a food enthusiast who loves creating vegan and gluten-free recipes. The recipes on Contentedness Cooking range from fruity breakfasts to hearty lunches, from delicious dinners to scrumptious desserts – there is something for everyone, all easy to make by home cooks without the need for special equipment. It’s all about natural ingredients, healthy choices, and embracing creativity.


 

 



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66 comments on “Caramel Chocolate Shortbread Cookie Bars [Vegan, Gluten-Free]”

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Jo Kelly
4 Months Ago

Seems a bit silly making it unnecessarily expensive/difficult to find the ingredients. Not many people will be familiar with coconut blossom sugar and it reinforces that misconception that being vegan is inconvenient, expensive and involves eating strange things.


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Zeina Zeidan
4 Months Ago

looks so dry


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Zeina Zeidan
4 Months Ago

looks so dry


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Brittany Hay
4 Months Ago

Stephanie Falzon omg yum


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Susham Rajbhandari
4 Months Ago

Mimosa Pudica


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Sarah Camm
4 Months Ago

Liv Kirby


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Mikaela Sullivan
4 Months Ago

Georgia Hart Ej Macdonald OMG yum


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Héloïse Amilcar
4 Months Ago

Loïc LD


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Loïc LD
14 Mar 2016

vous n'en aurez point

Héloïse Amilcar
14 Mar 2016

Alice Firefly
4 Months Ago

Jemma Okapie Smith !! Try again?


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Melinda Grant
4 Months Ago

Melinda Wooten Shepard


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