Oatmeal Coconut Bars
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This recipe was altered slightly from a report in the Cadillac News about a vegan/vegetarian caterer, Susan Rivers.
Serves: 12 bars
  • 1½ cups quick oats (certified gluten-free, if needed)
  • 1 cup maple syrup, divided
  • 2 tablespoons dairy-free buttery spread
  • 1 cup dairy-free carob chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cups walnuts or pecans, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons plain dairy-free milk beverage
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF and grease an 8-inch square baking dish.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the oats, ½ cup maple syrup, and dairy-free buttery spread.
  3. Press the mixture into the bottom of your prepared baking dish.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the carob or chocolate chips, coconut, nuts, remaining ½ cup maple syrup, milk beverage, and vanilla. Spread this mixture evenly on top of the crust.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes.
  6. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/dairy-free-desserts/oatmeal-coconut-bars-vegan-wheat-free