I think my favorite part about this recipe is the caramel-like sauce that you make to bring the whole crust together.
The world says: vegans, isn’t it sad to not eat caramel?
Vegans say: don’t you know you can make caramel with coconut oil, maple syrup and maybe some brown rice syrup, and a dollop of nut or seed butter?
Wait tho – WHY HAS THIS BEEN KEPT A SECRET FROM ME. I literally could have stopped at this moment in the recipe and died happy.
The Jammy awesomeness of these bars is big, guys. B-I-G.
Everything about these screams sweet and nutritious after-school-snack – they have a little bit of a peanut butter and jelly taste to them, but super subtle because SUNFLOWER SEEDS. Not peanuts. You still get that creamy nuttiness that compliments the sweet lil pops of jam, but in a way that makes you go, YUM. What is that. I need more.
And then somehow you find your fingers at the keyboard typing in o-h-s-h-e-g-lo-w-s-.-c-o-m because you have tasted and seen. You are a believer.
Strawberry Oat Crumble Bars – simple vegan dessert / snack bars! made with oats, sunflower seeds, coconut oil, maple syrup, and jam.
Lindsay’s notes: I cheated and used almond butter instead of sunflower seed butter because that was all I had. Still super delicious! I also baked mine in a 9×5 loaf pan because, again, I was under-resourced at the moment. But they turned out great! Just a little thicker and more begging for a glass of milk to seal the deal. I meannnn ALMOND MILK! You do you, friends.