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Caramel Pecan Bars

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Caramel Pecan Bars
  • Yield 16 bars
  • Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Cook Time 25 minutes freezer time


For the crust:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 tbs. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 6 dates, pitted
  • Water as needed

For the caramel:

  • 15 dates, pitted
  • 3 tbs. water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

For the topping:

  • 1 cup crushed pecans


Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper.
Add all the crust ingredients except for the dates to a food processor. Blend until a flour-like consistency is reached. Add the dates and process until the mixture is sticky and holds together. If needed, add one teaspoon of water at a time until the mixture can hold together.
Press the crust mixture into the bottom of pan and set aside.
Combine all the caramel ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add more water if needed to reach a liquid, caramel consistency.
Add the caramel to your crust layer and top with crushed pecans.
Chill in the freezer for 25 minutes before cutting and serving. Store leftovers at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Container
Amount Per Serving
Calories 205
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
Total Carbohydrates 29g
Protein 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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