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Vegan Magic Bars

These vegan magic bars are made with almond flour, maple syrup and vegan chocolate chips! All the flavor of your favorite 7 layer bars but a little better for you!

vegan magic bars

Hello Dolly bars, magic bars, 7 layer bars. The bar with a million different names! Other than millionaire bars – that’s something entirely different but they’re also AMAZING.

Anyway, I only discovered these bars a few years ago at a holiday cookie exchange and every year since I’ve HAD to make them. They’re so good! This is the first year I’ve tried a vegan version though! Not as naughty, but I swear they’re also DYNAMITE!!

I’m so glad I tested these out last month because all of a sudden we have decided to be gone for most of December! Last week Etienne and I got to go to an amazing 5-star resort in Cabo, thanks to the company that he works for. And we got to go just on our own, without the kids. BUT since we felt guilty about going to Mexico without the kids, we booked another trip with them for next week! So, somehow we’re ending up spending our month in Mexico. Not the worst thing!

SO I’m glad I did most of my holiday baking early this year. My freezer is stocked!

vegan magic bars

What are magic bars?

If you haven’t had magic bars, you’re missing out! They’re traditionally made with a buttery graham cracker crust, then layered with pecans, coconuts, chocolate chips or chunks and condensed milk. They are DELICIOUS!

The vegan version is extremely similar in structure with a few a substitutions. They’re made with:

  • almond flour
  • coconut oil
  • maple syrup
  • pecans
  • coconut
  • vegan chocolate chunks
  • condensed coconut milk

How do you make vegan magic bars?

Start by making the crust. Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper and mix together the almond flour, maple syrup and melted coconut oil. Spread it all out in the pan and pack it down as firmly as possible.

Top the crust with a thick layer of vegan chocolate, either chunks or chips. The chips will melt nicer but I’ve always been a fan of chocolate chunks.

After the chocolate, the next layer is the pecans! Chop up the nuts until they’re in smaller pieces (but not too fine). Spread them all over the chocolate.

The next layer is the shredded coconut. I use unsweetened but for an extra sweet punch you could use sweetened coconut!

Cover the bars thoroughly with the coconut until you can’t see the nuts and chocolate underneath.

NOW for the sweetest part – the condensed coconut milk! You can definitely find condensed coconut milk online, on Amazon, but you can usually find it in an organics section as well!

For this recipe you’ll need 2 small cans, or about 22 ounces.

Pour the condensed coconut milk all over the bars and use a spatula to spread it evenly all over. Place the bars in the oven and bake them for 28-30 minutes or until the coconut turns into a light golden brown.

Once out of the oven, cool the bars for an hour before putting them in the fridge for an hour to solidify.

vegan magic bars
vegan magic bars

Once firmed up, cut the bars into 12 equal pieces. They’re ready to serve or to place into a box for a holiday cookie exchange!

Since I tested these a few times before publishing, I have a freezer FULL. Which is good, because they’re even good frozen and I can’t help but sneak them out of the freezer when I’m craving something sweet! Not that there isn’t an abundance of other sweet things around the house this time of year!

Anyway, whether you’re following a vegan diet or not, you will love these healthier magic bars. Hello, Dolly!

vegan magic bars
vegan magic bars

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vegan magic bars

Vegan Magic Bars


  • Author: Katherine | Love In My Oven
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 bars 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These vegan magic bars are made with almond flour, maple syrup and vegan chocolate chips! All the flavor of your favorite 7 layer bars but a little better for you!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 cups vegan chocolate chips or chunks
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans, chopped
  • 2 cups shredded, unsweetened coconut
  • 2 cans (11.5oz each) sweetened coconut condensed milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper. In a bowl, mix together the almond flour, maple syrup and melted coconut oil. Spread the mixture out in the pan and pack everything down as firmly as possible.
  2. Add the vegan chocolate to the pan and spread it evenly on top of the crust. Top with the chopped pecans, followed by the coconut. Ensure all of the coconut covers the pecans and chocolate.
  3. Pour the sweetened coconut condensed milk all over the coconut layer, using a spatula to smooth everything around. Place the baking dish in the oven and bake for 28-30 minutes, or until the edges are a light golden brown.
  4. Once out of the oven, cool the bars for an hour before placing them in the fridge for an additional hour to solidify before cutting the bars into 12 equal squares. Serve immediately or store the bars in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

The bars store well in the freezer for up to 2 months.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minuts
  • Category: desserts
  • Method: oven bake
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: hello dolly bars // vegan magic bars // vegan 7 layer bars

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8 Comments

  1. I’m adding these bars to the list to make this holiday season! We love magic cookie bars but I haven’t tried a vegan version yet. Looking forward to giving these a go!

  2. Marcie Bidou

    I love classic magic bars, but this recipe will suit me much better as it’s gluten, dairy and refined sugar free! These look amazing and I can’t wait to use the coconut condensed milk in my pantry for these!

  3. Katherine, these magic bars look absolutely dreamy!

  4. So no mixing bowl for making the dough required? These are truly the magic bars then LOL. I’ve seen similar recipes where dried and wet ingredients get layered right in a baking dish, but I’ve never tried this myself. The textures and flavour sound delicious, and the bars visually look sunning! Perhaps, I should try this but just with thin dulce de leche in place of coconut milk.

  5. YUM… these look and sound amazing. I simply adore the coconut topping!

  6. I think you know how much I love a layered bar and coconut, so these are calling to me! And I’m going to just live vicariously through you enjoying all that time in the sun in Mexico.😉☀️

  7. Yes, please! Vegan or not, I’d gobble them up!!!

  8. These bars look incredible! Love all that coconut you’ve got going on here!

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