These rich, gooey, and chocolate-covered shortbread bars are sensational! I never understood why they’re called vegan millionaire bars, but I do now. It’s because after you eat them, you feel like a million bucks!
I’ve been amping up my healthy dessert recipes because I’m always receiving requests for them. These bars truly blew my mind though. Some “healthier” recipes taste healthy. This isn’t a bad thing but I hesitate to even call these bars healthy because they taste so decadent and delightful. Imagine a less processed and refined sugar-free Twix bar. Yeah, that’s it a sticky vegan Twix-ish bar that we like to call vegan millionaire bars.
How to make vegan millionaire bars?
They are made with less than 10 ingredients and oh so simple! I’ve also been on this tahini kick ever since I discovered how delicious it is in both savory and sweet dishes. Honestly, if you love tahini you should check out these chocolate chip tahini cookies.
There is three layers to this millionaire bar. But, don’t worry it’s not complicated to make at all. First, you’ll make the gluten-free almond flour shortbread crust. It gets baked for 14 minutes and that’s the only baking required in this whole dessert!
After your crust had cooled, it gets covered in a thick, sticky, tahini caramel-like layer. Let that cool for 5 minutes in the freezer while you whip up the last layer. Which, of course, is my favorite because it’s chocolate.
Melt the dark chocolate and coconut oil and pour the chocolate layer on top.
Freeze the bars for 2 hours and tadaa Vegan Millionaire Bars!
Are millionaire bars healthy?
Well, if you ask me the answer is yes! Most importantly, because they make you feel like a million bucks with every bite. They are also made with natural sugars, gluten-free, keto, and low carb. But, trust me they are anything but boring.
How to store left-over bars?
Vegan millionaire bars are best stored in the fridge to keep the coconut oil and the chocolate from melting, especially as summer is coming. They will stay good for 10 days in the fridge in an air-tight container or pop them into the freezer for up to 3 months! You can eat them cold for a refreshing treat or allow them to defrost for 10 minutes before enjoying.
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Rich, gooey, and covered in chocolate these vegan millionaire bars are sensational! Finally, gluten-free and healthy dessert that’s worth talking about!
- 4 Tbsp. Almond flour
- 1 Tbsp. Coconut sugar
- 3 Tbsp. Water
- 1 Tsp. Vanilla
- 1 tsp. salt
Tahini Caramel Layer:
- 1 Tbsp. Coconut oil
- 1/4 cup Maple syrup
- 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp. Tahini or Almond butter *
- 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
- 4 Tbsp. Water
- 1 cup vegan dark chocolate chips or dark chocolate bar
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- Sprinkle with flakey sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- First, build your gluten-free shortbread cookie base. Bring water, and coconut sugar to a frothy boil. Continue to stir so the sugar doesn’t burn and reduce heat after 1 minute.
- Add in the salt and vanilla.
- Combine almond flour and melted coconut sugar mixture in a bowl and stir.
- Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper and transfer the dough to the pan. Press the dough down using your fingers until evenly coating the entire pan.
- Bake for 14 minutes.
- Remove and allow to cool in the freezer for 20 minutes.
- Next, make the tahini caramel layer. In a saucepan melt the coconut oil, add maple syrup, tahini, vanilla, and the water.
- Pour the caramel over the shortbread base and spread evenly.
- Allow to cool on the counter for 10 minutes.
- Pour chocolate chips and coconut oil into a saucepan and melt on very low heat.
- Cover the tahini caramel layer with the chocolate coating and sprinkle with flakey sea salt.
- Return the bars back to the freezer for 2 hours until firm.
- Remove bars from the freezer and pan and slice into 9 square bars.
* This recipe is made with tahini but you may substitute almond butter or any nut butter of your choice.
- Serving Size: 1 bar
- Calories: 191
- Fat: 12
- Carbohydrates: 18
- Protein: 3
Keywords: tahini, healthy vegan dessert, keto