My family likes these Vegan Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars more than traditional apple pie and you’ll love the ingredient list!You are going to want to stop what you are doing and make these bars immediately. Seriously. These Vegan Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars just shot up onto my favorite desserts list.
We’ll just call them healthy-ish. I removed the butter from the shortbread crust and used coconut oil. Instead of all-purpose flour I used whole wheat pastry flour. I used coconut palm sugar in place of white, refined sugar. I also made the salted caramel sauce on top with no heavy cream or dairy whatsoever. It’s actually a fat-free vegan caramel sauce made with dates!
But it’s a dessert with more wholesome ingredients than your standard dessert and one you will feel great about serving to guests. I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year and I’ve already put these on my dessert list.
Here’s the other thing about these apple pie bars. They are simple as pie. What does that saying even mean? Pie isn’t that simple. These are actually fifty times simpler than pie. The shortbread crust is made in one bowl by simply mixing a few ingredients together. Fail proof! Unlike pie crust. Forget about pie. Bars are where it’s at. If you haven’t gone apple picking yet this year, this is your excuse to go. You have got to try these easy and delicious apple pie bars. I’m already dreaming about my next batch.
I have a feeling if you love these, you’ll also love my Healthy Apple Crisp recipe (vegan and gluten free!). Give it a try, too!Print
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