Apple Butter Pecan Bars

All I have to say is…. Gluten-free deliciousness!

Perfect for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays with a shortbread base, yummy apple butter filling, and a crunchy pecan topping. Let’s just say my roommate and I devoured these in minutes. Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients:

Pecan Topping:

1/2 cup crushed pecans

1/4 cup + 2 tbsp coconut sugar (brown sugar works too)

1/4 cup gluten-free baking flour

2 tbsp butter softened (use vegan butter to make it vegan)

Dry Dough Ingredients:

1/4 cup coconut flour

1/4 cup almond flour

1/2 cup gluten-free baking flour

1/4 tsp salt

Wet Dough Ingredients:

1/2 cup maple syrup (can substitute with agave syrup as well)

1/4 cup cashew butter

1 tbsp melted butter

1/4 cup + 2 tbsp store bought apple butter

Directions:

1. Mix all of your pecan toppings ingredients into a small bowl and set off to the side.

2. Mix together dry ingredients in a large bowl.

3. Mix wet ingredients (EXCEPT for the Apple butter and melted butter) in a small bowl.

4. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl and mix until a dough consistency starts to form. Then add in the 1 tbsp melted butter and mix well.

5. Grab an 8×8 baking sheet and line it with parchment paper. Take your dough and form in into about a 6×6 square on your baking sheet (the dough will not fit in the 8×8 pan, to maintain the thickness of the bottom layer, lay out the dough in a smaller square shape :).

5. Speed your apple butter over the dough and top with your pecan toppings. (There may be some left over pecan toppings, feel free to snack on ;)!

6. Preheat the over to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes.

7. Allow 10 minutes to cool! Best served warm with a glass of regular or vegan milk. Enjoy!

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