Gluten-Free Salted Caramel Pecan Bars

The base of these gluten-free bars is made with blanched almond flour. Almond flour can be found in many grocery stores, health-food stores, and online.

Serves: 9Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 55 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 9

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pecan halves, roughly chopped
  • ¾ cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar, divided
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 2 Tbsp. heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. When oven is warm, place pecans on a baking sheet and toast for 8–10 minutes, shaking pan every couple of minutes to prevent burning. Remove from oven and set aside. Grease an 8" × 8" baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Line bottom of pan with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, mix together almond flour, ¼ cup of brown sugar, and salt. Press mixture into the bottom of the baking pan.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, remaining ¾ cup brown sugar, and cream. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring constantly, for an additional 2–3 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla and pecans. Pour mixture over crust in the baking pan.
  • Bake for 10–12 minutes, until the bars are golden-brown. Allow to cool completely in the pan, and then cut into 9 bars.

Recipe Information

Serves: 9

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pecan halves, roughly chopped
  • ¾ cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar, divided
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 2 Tbsp. heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. When oven is warm, place pecans on a baking sheet and toast for 8–10 minutes, shaking pan every couple of minutes to prevent burning. Remove from oven and set aside. Grease an 8" × 8" baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Line bottom of pan with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, mix together almond flour, ¼ cup of brown sugar, and salt. Press mixture into the bottom of the baking pan.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, remaining ¾ cup brown sugar, and cream. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring constantly, for an additional 2–3 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla and pecans. Pour mixture over crust in the baking pan.
  • Bake for 10–12 minutes, until the bars are golden-brown. Allow to cool completely in the pan, and then cut into 9 bars.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories380
Total Fat29g
Saturated Fat11g
Cholesterol45mg
Sodium200mg
Total Carbohydrate28g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars25g
Protein3g