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.