Sunday, December 22, 2013

Vegan Chocolate Chip Speculoos Cookie Bars


These cookie bars are fantastic!! They taste exactly like a cookie but in bar form. They're chewy and the outer layer has a nice crunch to it. I think they'll make the perfect addition to any holiday cookie platter.


These are sneaky cookie bars because they appear to be a classic chocolate chip bar but once you take a bite the spice-y warmth of speculoos (cookie butter) will slowly reveal itself to you and you'll be in love. Speculoos really makes these bars something special...for a special time of year!


Vegan Chocolate Chip Speculoos Cookie Bars 
adapted from the wonderful Connoisseurus Veg

Ingredients 
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp. non-dairy milk 
2 tbsp. ground flax seed
10 tbsp. vegan margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup smooth cookie butter
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups flour (half all purpose, half soft whole wheat)
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 10-12 oz. bag vegan chocolate chips like Enjoy Life chocolate chunks

Directions 
Mix flax with milk and let stand until thickened. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and grease a 9x13 inch pan. In a large bowl sift together flour, cinnamon, and baking powder. 
Meanwhile, in a sauce pan over med-low heat melt the margarine and sugar. Once those two are completely melted remove from heat and add the cookie butter, vanilla and flax mixture. 
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until just combined then fold in the chocolate chips.
Spread into the pan and bake for 25 mins. 


Enjoy!!!!!

3 comments:

  1. As soon as I saw the first photo from this post in my news feed I got really excited and was all "Hey! I recognize those!"
    I'm so glad to hear you guys enjoyed them - thanks so much for sharing!!! Happy Holidays :)

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    1. We love your recipes. Your blog is amazing so we are happy to share such a wonderful recipe! We can't wait to share the cookies with friends and family. Happy Holidays to you too!!

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