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Dark Chocolate Pecan Cookie Bars

These Dark Chocolate Pecan Cookie Bars recipe are gluten free and dairy free. You won’t believe how good they are! Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a mouthwatering dessert. 

(Death by Chocolate) Dark Chocolate Pecan Cookie Bars recipe – gluten free and dairy free. You won’t believe how good these are! Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! #glutenfree #dairyfree #cookiebars #dessert #chocolate

Death by chocolate pecan bars – also known as dark chocolate pecan bars.

These bars are thick and chewy, ultra chocolatey, and totally gluten free thanks to delicious and versatile pecans.

They also happen to be one of my favorite vegetarian thanksgiving recipes!

Cookie bars at Thanksgiving might seem like an untraditional choice, but they are a tradition for us.

One bite and you’ll totally understand why!

If you love chocolate and pecan, you have to try my pecan pie brownies too.

(Death by Chocolate) Dark Chocolate Pecan Cookie Bars recipe – gluten free and dairy free. You won’t believe how good these are! Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! #glutenfree #dairyfree #cookiebars #dessert #chocolate

Beat almond butter, melted coconut oil, brown sugar, honey, and vanilla until well combined.

Add eggs and beat well.

Add 1 1/2 cups of pecan pieces to a blender or food processor and grind into flour.

In a separate bowl, add pecan flour, baking soda, salt, and coconut flour and whisk to combine.

Add dry mixture to the wet, beating until combined.

Fold in 1 cup of pecan pieces and the chocolate chunks.

Grease an 8 by 8 dish and press batter evenly into the pan using a rubber spatula (it will be thick).

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Serve warm, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (optional, but highly recommended)!

(Death by Chocolate) Dark Chocolate Pecan Cookie Bars recipe – gluten free and dairy free. You won’t believe how good these are! Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! #glutenfree #dairyfree #cookiebars #dessert #chocolate

These dark chocolate pecan bars are gluten free and dairy free.

I’m not even crazy about pecans but I LOVE these cookie bars.

(Death by Chocolate) Dark Chocolate Pecan Cookie Bars recipe – gluten free and dairy free. You won’t believe how good these are! Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! #glutenfree #dairyfree #cookiebars #dessert #chocolate

These cookie bars are an indulgent treat to enjoy year round, but especially during the holidays.

If you love the flavor of nutty pecans mixed with rich chocolate, you will love these!

They are made with ground up pecan pieces and mixed with even more pecans at the end.

The ultimate pecan lover’s dessert.

(Death by Chocolate) Dark Chocolate Pecan Cookie Bars recipe – gluten free and dairy free. You won’t believe how good these are! Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! #glutenfree #dairyfree #cookiebars #dessert #chocolate

I promise you won’t miss flour one single bit in this recipe.

I’d be willing to bet no one could guess that these are gluten free!

(Death by Chocolate) Dark Chocolate Pecan Cookie Bars recipe – gluten free and dairy free. You won’t believe how good these are! Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! #glutenfree #dairyfree #cookiebars #dessert #chocolate

I strongly suggest serving these warm and gooey with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

I even think it would make a delicious alternative (or addition) to pie at Thanksgiving.

I would totally eat this anytime anywhere.

(Death by Chocolate) Dark Chocolate Pecan Cookie Bars recipe – gluten free and dairy free. You won’t believe how good these are! Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! #glutenfree #dairyfree #cookiebars #dessert #chocolate

I used an entire bag of chocolate chips for extra chocolatey goodness.

You can never go wrong with chocolate, am I right?!

(Death by Chocolate) Dark Chocolate Pecan Cookie Bars recipe – gluten free and dairy free. You won’t believe how good these are! Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! #glutenfree #dairyfree #cookiebars #dessert #chocolate

I used my gluten free chocolate chip cookie bars as the inspiration for this recipe.

These are another delicious gluten free dessert recipe to add to my arsenal!

(Death by Chocolate) Dark Chocolate Pecan Cookie Bars recipe – gluten free and dairy free. You won’t believe how good these are! Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! #glutenfree #dairyfree #cookiebars #dessert #chocolate

Once I made those, I knew that it was possible to make chewy decadent cookie bars without any wheat.

(Death by Chocolate) Dark Chocolate Pecan Cookie Bars recipe – gluten free and dairy free. You won’t believe how good these are! Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! #glutenfree #dairyfree #cookiebars #dessert #chocolate

The secret?

A combination of nut butter and gluten free flour (or in this case – pecan flour.)

(Death by Chocolate) Dark Chocolate Pecan Cookie Bars recipe – gluten free and dairy free. You won’t believe how good these are! Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! #glutenfree #dairyfree #cookiebars #dessert #chocolate

The nut butter helps make these extra soft and moist without the use of excessive oil.

In fact, there is barely any oil at all in this recipe!

(Death by Chocolate) Dark Chocolate Pecan Cookie Bars recipe – gluten free and dairy free. You won’t believe how good these are! Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! #glutenfree #dairyfree #cookiebars #dessert #chocolate

Try making these for a dessert that everyone can enjoy (even your gluten free friends and family.)

(Death by Chocolate) Dark Chocolate Pecan Cookie Bars recipe – gluten free and dairy free. You won’t believe how good these are! Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! #glutenfree #dairyfree #cookiebars #dessert #chocolate

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(Death by Chocolate) Dark Chocolate Pecan Cookie Bars recipe – gluten free and dairy free. You won’t believe how good these are! Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! #glutenfree #dairyfree #cookiebars #dessert #chocolate

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Yield: 16 bars

Dark Chocolate Pecan Cookie Bars

(Death by Chocolate) Dark Chocolate Pecan Cookie Bars recipe – gluten free and dairy free. You won’t believe how good these are! Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! #glutenfree #dairyfree #cookiebars #dessert #chocolate

 Gluten free dark chocolate pecan cookie bars - these will knock your socks off!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy almond butter
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups pecan pieces, ground into flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 10 oz dairy free dark chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup pecan pieces

Instructions

  1. Beat almond butter, melted coconut oil, brown sugar, honey, and vanilla until well combined
  2. Add eggs and beat well
  3. Add 1 1/2 cups of pecan pieces to a blender or food processor and grind into flour
  4. In a separate bowl, add pecan flour, baking soda, salt, and coconut flour and whisk to combine
  5. Add dry mixture to the wet, beating until combined
  6. Fold in 1 cup of pecan pieces and the chocolate chunks
  7. Grease an 8 by 8 dish and press batter evenly into the pan using a rubber spatula (it will be thick)
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  9. serve warm, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (optional, but highly recommended) 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 391Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 161mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 5gSugar: 18gProtein: 7g

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