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Gluten-Free Pretzel Nut Squares

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup Earth Balance vegan “butter”, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups GF flour blend (I like to use Compliments gluten free flour blend that is available at Safeway and Sobeys)
  • 1 cup Earth Balance vegan “butter”
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp gluten free vanilla
  • 1 cup GF Glutino pretzels
  • 1 cup nut mixture (I used pumpkin seeds, walnuts and pecans)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a 9 x 13 baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a stand mixer mix the softened vegan “butter” and brown sugar.
  • Add the gluten free flour and mix.
  • Pat crust mixture onto the bottom of the baking pan.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes.
  • Remove from oven.
  • In a small saucepan add the vegan “butter, maple syrup, corn syrup, brown sugar and vanilla and heat on medium-high heat.
  • Stir and let mixture heat to boiling.
  • Once boiling let cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Sprinkle the nuts and the pretzels over the crust.
  • Pour the hot liquid over the top of the bars.
  • Place baking pan back in the oven and bake for another 15 minutes.
  • Remove and let cool completely before cutting.
  • Pour hot mixture over crust.
  • Enjoy!
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