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Gooey Salted Caramel Pecan Turtle Bars [Vegan]

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This recipe combines rich, salty caramel, chocolate, and toasted pecans ... doesn't that sound divine? These decadent desserts also look pretty fancy, so if you have a party to go to, these are the thing to make! The toughest part is resisting the urge to keep them to yourself.

Gooey Salted Caramel Pecan Turtle Bars [Vegan]

This Recipe is :



  • 1 1/2 cups vegan butter 
  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided in half
  • 1 3/4 cups cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 2 cups toasted pecan pieces
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and line your baking pan with parchment paper or foil.
  2. Beat 1 1/4 cups vegan butter with an electric mixer until creamy. Add flour, cornstarch, powdered sugar, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla and mix together until a dough forms.
  3. Press into your prepared pan and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack.
  4. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the cane sugar, agave, molasses, remaining butter, and remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla with 1/4 cup water. Stir until the cane sugar has dissolved.
  5. Once the mixture begins to bubble, stir in the coconut milk. The caramel will slowly thicken for 10-15 minutes- use a candy thermometer to measure the temperature and remove from heat once the caramel reaches about 240°F.
  6. Immediately pour the caramel over the prepared crust and top with pecans, chocolate, and coarse sea salt.
  7. Let the bars cool completely before cutting and serving.





Mediterranean-inspired dinners and decadent desserts. Medha Swaminathan, blogger at Whisk & Shout, is an environmentally conscious vegan and a lover of any and all good food! Medha aims to prove how delicious healthy food can be and to reduce her impact on the environment. Outside of the kitchen, Medha is a dancer, fitness freak, and full-time college student.



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20 comments on “Gooey Salted Caramel Pecan Turtle Bars [Vegan]”

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1 Years Ago

I made these last night and they\'re amazingly sweet, salty, fatty, and gooey - no one at work knows they\'re vegan!

And pssst!! This recipe is from Street Vegan by Adam Sobel - give a little credit!!

Cathy Boots
2 Years Ago

Allegra Lopez ..you gotta make them.....

Shawny Fravel Bennett
2 Years Ago


Georgia Bernadello
2 Years Ago

Alison Bernadello

Macey Williamson
2 Years Ago

Marya Williamson... please!

Lisa Marie Camp
2 Years Ago

Laura Louise Bevan these are the best things I've seen on here yet!! I'm going to try these tomorrow!!

TuCorie Frantz
2 Years Ago

Got milk?

Julia Elizabeth
2 Years Ago

Ahhhh, we need to make these!! Celeste C Fourie and now we have butter!!!

Celeste C Fourie
16 Jan 2016

This weekend!! XD

Kat Greene
2 Years Ago

I've been looking for a vegan caramel recipe for a long time. Thank you. I also followed the link to vegan butter. Can't wait to try that too. Would you tell me please, did this caramel have a coconut flavor?

Anna Soranno
2 Years Ago

....and fattening.


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