Five Layer Bars {Vegan, Refined Sugar Free} | The Surfers Kitchen
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Five Layer Bars {Vegan, Sugar Free}

It might be hard to believe that these five layer bars can be vegan but it is true! Vegan food can be fun! |

You won’t believe these five layer bars are vegan!  They are so decadent and amazing.  I can’t stop talking about them…..try them as soon as possible!

  • Author: Karla


For the cookie base: 

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 cup all purpose flour

1 tsp salt

For the Caramel

1/2 cup maple syrup

1 can full fat coconut milk

For the other Layers:

1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips

1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the flour, 1/4 cup of the maple syrup, coconut oil and salt.
  3. Press into the bottom of the pan.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes.  You might need to press it down slightly when it comes out of the oven.
  5. While the cookie crust cools, put the coconut milk and maple syrup in a saucepan and bring the mixture to a boil for one minute.  Reduce to a simmer.
  6. You will need to stir constantly and simmer for about 20 minutes, until the sauce begins to thicken and is reduced to about 1 cup.  THIS TAKES A WHILE.
  7. Once you have the caramel, pour about 1/2 cup on top of the cookie crust.
  8. Top with the walnuts, chocolate chips and coconut.
  9. Top with the rest of the caramel.
  10. Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Let cool to room temperature and then refrigerate for at least six hours.
  12.  Once cooled, cut into 12 pieces and enjoy!


Recipe was inspired by Food, Faith and Fitness.