Plant-Based Magic Bars

To keep these bars vegan-friendly, make sure to use graham crackers that aren’t sweetened with honey.

Serves: 16Prep: 25 minutesCook: 45 minutesTotal: 1 hour 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 1 can (13.5 oz.) coconut milk
  • 1⁄2 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 18 squares Kroger® Original Graham Crackers (about 1½ cups crumbs)
  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1⁄2 cup dates, chopped
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 3⁄4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes or chips
  • 3⁄4 cup pecans or walnuts pieces

Directions

  • In a small saucepan bring coconut milk and sugar to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened. Set aside.
  • Heat oven to 350°F. Line an 8”x8” baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a food processor break apart graham crackers. Pulse until they have a sandlike texture. Add melted coconut oil and pulse a few times to combine.
  • Press crumb mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  • Top crust with even layers of dates, chocolate chips, coconut and pecans. Drizzle the top with the coconut milk mixture.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes or until bubbling around the edges and lightly golden brown.
  • Cool to room temperature on a wire rack. Transfer pan to refrigerator to chill before removing from the pan and cutting into bars.
  • Store at room temperature or tightly wrap and freeze for up to 2 months.