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    Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars (vegan & gluten-free)

    Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars that are gluten and dairy-free and a delicious holiday dessert

    Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars that are gluten-free, vegan and healthy for the holidays!Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars that are gluten and dairy-free and a delicious holiday dessert

    Dark Chocolate PECAN PIE BARS, hellllllo friends! These bars are seriously so perfect and just in time for the holiday season. Even though we all know these gems would be good for any season 😉

    They have a homemade gluten-free crust that is topped with a CLEAN pecan pie filling. All you need for the crust are these three easy ingredients: Bobs’ Red Mill Gluten-free 1-to-1 Baking Flour, dates and maple syrup. Yup it is that easy.

    This is my second recipe using Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-free 1-to-1 Baking Flour. I made that dreamy Double Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread a few weeks back and was seriously so impressed with how easy this flour is to bake with. It is a 1:1 sub for regular baking flour, making it super easy for anyone with a gluten-free allergy to still enjoy delicious treats #winning

    Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars that are gluten and dairy-free and a delicious holiday dessertDark Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars that are gluten and dairy-free and a delicious holiday dessert

    Also I am pretty sure half my pantry is Bob’s Red Mill products right now. I recently started buying their chickpeas to make (instead of a can) and what a game changer. So much fresher and there is no salt added then. Their almond flour is the BEST ever. I have a dream recipe coming your way soon with it too for the holidays. I cannot wait to share!!

    But back to these Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars..

    They are vegan, gluten, and refined sugar-free and SO easy to make. Basically the opposite of “regular” pecan pie. Like completely feasible baking for the holidays right here. Want to impress your fam with a healthy and clean dessert? Well, I am your girl. I have SO many deliciously easy clean eats coming your way this season and this is just the start.

    The dark chocolate pecan pie filling is made with chia egg (feel free to sub flax or regular egg),  pecans, maple syrup, coconut sugar, coconut oil then dark chocolate chips. So clean and so pure and delicious, it makes me so giddy.. I am a loser I know.

    If you make these, don’t forget to share with us on social. I can’t wait to hear what you think! 🙂

    Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars that are gluten and dairy-free and a delicious holiday dessert

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    Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars (vegan & gluten-free)

    Prep Time 15 mins
    Cook Time 30 mins
    Total Time 45 mins
    Yields 9 bars

    Ingredients

      Crust

      • About 10 pitted medjool dates
      • 1 cup Bob's Red Mill 1:1 Gluten-free Baking Flour (I have not tested other flours)
      • 3 tablespoons maple syrup

      Pecan filling

      • 1/4 cup maple syrup
      • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
      • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and cooled
      • 1 cup chopped pecans
      • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
      • 1 chia egg (can sub flax egg)

      Directions

      1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
      2. Grease 8x8 baking dish with coconut oil or parchment paper
      3. In food processor, pulse together curst ingredients until a dough forms
      4. Using your hands, press the dough into the baking dish to form it to the dish
      5. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes then let it cool for an hour or so
      6. Make a chia egg by combing 1 tablespoons ground chia (note ground chia not chia seed) and 3 tablespoons water and mix together, keep in fridge for a bit to form
      7. In a medium sauce pan, boil together maples syrup, coconut sugar and coconut oil
      8. Let the contents boil for about 30 seconds then simmer for a few minutes
      9. Remove from heat and let cool for a bit
      10. Once cool, add in chia egg and mix well
      11. Mix in chopped pecans and dark chocolate chips then pour onto crust
      12. Bake again for another 20 minutes at 350 degrees
      13. Let cool and cut into squares and enjoy!

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      xx, Rach

      Dark Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars that are gluten and dairy-free and a delicious holiday dessert

      Thank you Bob’s Red Mill for sponsoring this post. It means so much to me to work with brands that I love and who support rachLmansfield!

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      8 Comments

    • Reply Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It November 2, 2016 at 7:36 am

      See I can’t do a slice of pecan pie, but I could TOTALLY eat one (or three) of these bars!! Love the simple ingredient list too Rachel! 🙂

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    • Reply Emily November 5, 2016 at 10:51 am

      I love a good all purpose GF flour! These look delicious!

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    • Reply Sarah November 5, 2016 at 7:34 pm

      Can I substitute the chia egg for a real egg? I’m not vegan.

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    • Reply 30 Dairy-Free Holiday Desserts for Your Next Dinner Party November 18, 2016 at 3:54 pm

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    • Reply Anna November 19, 2016 at 11:59 am

      Hi Rachel! Do you know if regular flour or whole wheat pastry flour would work in place of the gluten free flour? These look delicious! Thanks!

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    • Reply Carrie Scheller October 8, 2018 at 11:57 am

      Hi Rachel…When I click to view the recipe for your Golden Chocolate Cookie Dough Crack Bars, it states that “this page can’t be found”…Not sure if anyone else is having trouble.

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