These no bake paleo vegan pecan pie bars are your healthy and guilt-free way to enjoy dessert! Loaded with pecans, spices, and smooth almond butter, these pecan pie bars are completely keto, low carb and sugar free!
No Bake Pecan Pie Bars
When it comes to holiday desserts, pecan pie is my all-time favorite. A ridiculously sweet pie chock full of my favorite nut (pecans!) and with a gooey glaze…..what could be better?
Due to the unhealthy nature of traditional pecan pie, it’s not something I eat every day. In fact, I think I can count on one hand how often I eat it every year.
Converting my favorite holiday pie into a healthy no bake dessert has been on my agenda for a VERY long time. We’ve done a few pie-inspired healthy recipes here- No bake apple pie bars, no bake keto pumpkin pie bites and flourless apple pie blondies.
It’s time for pecan pie to take center stage!
I was inspired by the pecan pie larabars, however, I didn’t want to use dates. As nice as dried fruit is, it isn’t keto friendly, low carb or sugar free.
It’s hard to develop a sturdy bar without the use of something soft or doughy to keep the shape, but friends, this has you covered.
The taste of these no bake pecan pie bars is absolutely delicious and hard to stop at one. Unlike traditional pecan pie, it isn’t overly sweet, but enough to satisfy the sweet tooth. The added pinch of salt really brings out the flavor.
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In terms of texture, they are a dense, slightly crumbly and deceptively satisfying- A small bar really goes a long way, and makes the perfect healthy dessert or holiday treat!
Did I mention just how quick and easy they are to make? Because they require no baking, it’s a simple one bowl/one blender style recipe! Simply add all your ingredients into a high-speed blender or food processor and voila- You just need to transfer it to a pan to firm up!
These no bake paleo vegan pecan pie bars are completely keto and sugar free- something you’d rarely find in ANY pecan pie recipe!
What desserts can be made with pecans?
You can make many low carb desserts with pecans. Some of my favorites include flourless keto brownies (with added pecans!) and sugar-free keto candied pecans.
You can now add pecan pie bars to the list!
How do you make a pecan pie bar?
To make a healthy paleo vegan pecan pie bar, you’ll only need six ingredients-
- Raw unsalted pecans
- Smooth almond butter
- A granulated sweetener of choice
- Chia seeds
- Milk of choice
Besides pecans, I like using cashews to compliment the flavor. Any nut will work, especially almonds.
The smooth almond butter helps keep the bars together, along with adding a delicious flavor to it. You can easily sub this for sunflower seed butter, cashew butter or if you can tolerate peanuts, smooth peanut butter.
Any granulated sweetener of choice will work, however, I recommend using a monk fruit sweetener. It is keto-friendly, low carb, vegan and paleo.
Do pecan pie bars need to be refrigerated?
My healthy no bake pecan pie bar recipe does need refrigeration at all times. Even though it doesn’t contain eggs or any dairy, it still has a delicate texture and can fall apart easily.
Can I freeze pecan pie bars?
YES! Freezing these pecan pie bars is the perfect way to enjoy them- Simply thaw for 10-15 minutes and have a thick, crumbly and pie-like dessert bar!
The best method when freezing these no bake bars is to freeze them in individual bars, wrapped in greaseproof paper. Because of the high proportions of nuts used, they will naturally be quite oily, so don’t be put off by this!
Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, festive holidays or just want desserts involving pecans- These healthy no bake pecan pie bars will have you covered in no time!
No Bake Paleo Vegan Pecan Pie Bars (Keto, Low Carb)
- Line an 8 x 8-inch pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a high-speed blender or food processor, combine your pecans and almonds and blend until a crumbly texture remains.
- Add your almond butter, granulated sweetener of choice and chia seeds blend until combined. Add your milk of choice and continue blending, until a thicker batter remains. If the batter is too crumbly, continue adding small amounts of milk.
- Transfer your pecan pie batter to the lined pan and press firmly into place. Add optional chocolate chips and refrigerate until firm. Using a slightly wet knife, cut into bars.