Friday, January 28, 2011

Butterscotch Coconut Bars!

I love cookies. Yes, I do. But you know what I love even more? Bars!! Gooey, chocolatey, decadent bars. On Christmas Eve, my mom made a yummy batch of Magical Coconut Bars from Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar. OMG. Best dessert ever.

So when I saw the recipe for Seven Layer Bars in my brand-new copy of the Vegan Cookie Connoisseur by Kelly Peloza, I knew that I HAD to make them:

The recipe is quite similar to the VCIYCJ recipe, but it contains the super-awesome addition of butterscotch chips!! I have a stash of generic butterscotch chips from Food Lion, which just so happen to be vegan.

I made these for True Blood Tuesdays (which we had on Thursday this week). All the girls loved them! There's a layer of homemade graham cracker crust, a layer of chocolate chips, a layer of coconut caramel, more coconut, butterscotch chips, and sliced almonds (which I subbed for the walnuts in the recipe). Technically, that's only six layers. But who's counting, right?

This was the first recipe I've made from Kelly's book, but it's a sure-fire winner! If these bars are any indication, Kelly's book is ridiculously awesome.

13 comments:

foodfeud said...

I've made one or two recipes from Kelly's book so far that have been bang on. These look pretty tasty too.
Nice job keeping that "stash" of butterscotch chips - at my house they would count as dessert and be gone pretty quickly.

Erika said...

YUM! those look so decadant! I really wanna try making some tonight :)

Dianne said...

Those look amazing! I wish we had Food Lions here; I can't find butterscotch chips anywhere!

Justin Fox Burks said...

We have been on a dessert bender too! Check out our cherry/ orange/ chocolate tart or our version of Kramer's vegan peanut butter cups. http://chubbyvegetarian.blogspot.com/2011/01/vegan-peanut-butter-cups.html

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

Holy shit. These look INSANE. My mouth is literally watering & I'm about to drool on my keyboard.

Leslie R. said...

Those look completely awesome.

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Susan said...

I don't think I resist buying this book any longer...

Though I've never ever seen non-vegan butterscotch chips in Australia, let alone vegan ones. Might have to put in a request next time one of my friends heads to the US!

Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day said...

those look really good

Tender Branson said...

Those look crazy, can't believe it is all vegan.

Ally (oatsandspice) said...

Wow all the food looks delicious!

Your blog is so cute! I love it and can't wait to read more... I just started my blog about two months ago - it is so addicting :) Check it out if you get a chance: http://oatsandspice.wordpress.com

dreaminitvegan said...

I've been trying to cut out the sweets but man these looks fab! Superbowl is coming up this weekend....hmmmm.

Gauri Radha गौरी राधा said...

These look fantastic!!