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Vegan Almond Bars With A Citrus Glaze

These Vegan Almond Bars with a Citrus Glaze have a crumbly shortbread crust made with heart-healthy canola oil instead of butter, a chewy, toffee-like almond center that's intoxicatingly sweet, and a lime glaze that will make your tastebuds tingle. And although they look and taste terribly elegant, they couldn't be easier to make.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Vegan Almond Bars
Servings: 20 bars (approx)
Calories: 203kcal

Ingredients

For the bottom crust

  • 1 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • cup light brown sugar (can substitute with regular sugar + ½ tsp molasses)
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ tsp salt

For the topping

  • 3 tsp EnerG egg replacer + 5 tbsp warm water, whisked together until mixed
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar (can use regular sugar + 1 tsp molasses)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup almonds , chopped
  • ¼ cup unbleached all-purpose flour

For the citrus glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter , melted
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Zest of 2 limes

Instructions

  • Combine the ingredients for the crust with a fork or a pastry blender. Pat evenly into the bottom of a lightly greased 9 X 13-inch pan with oiled fingers.
  • Bake the crust for 12 minutes in a 350-degree oven until lightly brown and set.
  • To make the topping, mix all the ingredients in a bowl, then pour over the prepared crust, making sure it coats the crust evenly. Use a spatula or the back of a spoon to smooth it out.
  • Bake for about 22-25 minutes or until the topping has set.
  • To make the glaze, mix the ingredients for the glaze into a smooth paste. When the bars are still hot, spread the glaze over the bars or drizzle in a decorative pattern. Allow the bars to cool completely, then cut into bars with a sharp, serrated knife.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 79mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg