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Vegan Magic Cookie Bars

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A dairy-free version of the classic baked good

Vegan Magic Cookie Bars

Magic cookie bars have always been a Christmas-cookie tradition in my household. After becoming vegan, I thought I would never be able to have these again. That is when I decided to make a vegan version to bring to the Christmas table! These cookies taste exactly as I remember, and family and friends devoured the bars before I had the chance to have one myself.

Notes

*Can be store bought at a health food store or made at home

Ingredients

  • ½ Cup Earth Balance (unsalted), or other vegan butter
  • 1½ Cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 7-ounce cans of sweetened condensed coconut milk*
  • 2 Cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1 1/3 Cup unsweetened coconut shreds
  • 1 Cup walnuts or pecans, chopped

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Coat a 13x9-inch baking pan with a non-stick cooking spray. To be safe, place parchment paper at the bottom of the pan to make sure the bars do not stick.

Combine graham cracker crumbs and vegan butter together in a bowl.

Press the graham cracker mixture in the prepared the pan. Make sure the entire pan is evenly coated with the graham cracker mixture.

Pour sweetened condensed coconut milk evenly over the graham cracker crumb mixture.

Layer evenly with chocolate chips, coconut shreds, and nuts. Press down firmly with a fork, so everything holds together.

Bake 30 minutes or until lightly browned, cool the bars completely before removing from the pan. Once cooled, cut into bars.

Serve immediately, or place in an airtight container. These can be frozen.