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Caramel Almond Butter Cookie Bars


  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 18 bars 1x

Description

Crispy on the outside, dense and chewy on the inside, these cookie bars are loaded with caramel, almond butter, and a hint of warm spice.


Ingredients

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½ cup coconut oil

½ cup olive oil

¼ cup maple sugar

½ cup coconut sugar

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 tablespoon espresso powder

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground ginger

2 large eggs

2 ¼ cup paleo flour blend (2 cups almond flour, 1 ¼ cup tapioca starch, ¾ cup coconut flour)

1 teaspoon baking soda

¾ cup almond butter

¾ cup homemade salted caramel sauce

¾ cup carob or dark chocolate chips


Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/325 degrees F convection.  Oil a 9 by 13 inch pan.

In a large bowl, beat oils, sugars, vanilla, espresso, cinnamon, and ginger until light, fluffy, and fully combined.  Beat in the eggs one at a time.  Stir in the flour and baking soda.  Stir in the carob chips.  Spread half the batter in the prepared pan.

In a small bowl, stir together the almond butter and caramel.  Spread into an even layer over the batter.  Dollop the remaining batter on top, spreading it out as much as possible.  Bake about 25 minutes until golden brown and set on top.  Cool completely in the pan before slicing and serving.  Cookie bars may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days or frozen, wrapped in parchment and foil, and placed in a zipper bag for up to 3 months.  Thaw about 1 minute in the microwave.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts