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Vegan Cookie Recipes: Kitchen Sink Bars

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Vegan Cookie Recipes: "Kitchen Sink" Bars
These kitchen sink bars are always a hit. They include just about everything in your pantry- fruit, nuts, chocolate, and coconut. “Everything but the kitchen sink,” as the expression goes. They’re very decadent but a bit healthier than their conventional counterparts. However, we don’t condemn throwing in some crushed potato chips, pretzels, or maybe even your favorite vegan Girl Scout cookie. Go wild! And be sure to tell us the results.

Kitchen Sink Bars

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
Yield: 16 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 Flax eggs (1 tbs. flax meal + 3 tbs. water)
  • 1/2 cup Applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons Nut or seed butter of choice
  • 1 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 2 tablespoon Dry sweetener of choice (I used a brown sugar/stevia blend)
  • 1/2 cup Oats
  • 1/2 cup Gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1/2 cup Non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 cup Dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup Shredded coconut (sweetened optional)
  • 1/4 cup Non-dairy dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons Non-dairy white chocolate, chopped

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350º F.
2. Combine flax eggs, applesauce, nut or seed butter, vanilla, and sweetener in mixing bowl.
3. In a separate bowl, combine oats, flour, and baking powder.
4. Mix dry ingredients into wet, stirring well.
5. Slowly add milk, stirring as you go, until well-combined.
6. Fold in dried cranberries.
7. Transfer to oiled 8×8 inch baking pan.
8. Evenly sprinkle coconut, dark chocolate chips, and white chocolate chunks onto the batter (in that order).
9. Bake for 30-35 minutes (coconut should look slightly crispy).
10. Once cool, slice and serve!

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Quincy Malesovas

Quincy Malesovas

Quincy is an NC-based college student who is passionate about leading a healthy and compassionate life. Aside from classes, she fills her time with cooking, writing, travel, and yoga. You can find more from her on her blog Shugurcän and on Instagram.
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