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Something something pumpkin something something apple cider. I refuse to acknowledge that it's the beginning of fall. In the spirit of denial, this recipe features my favorite summer fruit: cherries! Don't get me wrong, I actually like the pumpkin overload season by itself. But living in the Midwest, fall comes with a lot of baggage. While Jack looks quite dapper in a sweater, I'm just not ready to face winter yet.

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 2 flax eggs (1 egg =1 tbsp ground flax mixed in 3 tbsp warm water)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup flour

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup coconut (I used oatmeal due to lack of planning)
  • 1/2 cup cherries (I used frozen)
Instructions:
Mix the first three ingredients and pat them into a 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Mix the remaining ingredients and spread them over the first layer and bake another 20-25 minutes. Optional: drizzle melted chocolate over the bars.
I like two seasons: summer and Christmas. Since it's not acceptable to bust out Christmas paraphernalia yet, summery foods will have to do.
9/3/2014 11:04:22 pm

Those look and sound delicious. And I'm not ready to deal with fall because it was 93 stinkin' degrees (and super humid) in NC yesterday!

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9/4/2014 04:04:25 am

I'm in the midwest too and I LOVE fall. It's my fave season, but too bad it doesn't last very long. Its supposed to be another polar vortex this year. Ugh!

These bars look great. I also have to say I'm in the love with the picture in your header. I can almost smell those coffee beans from here.

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    Hello and welcome! My name is Megan. I'm an ethical vegan and an admittedly less-than-tidy baker. As a North Dakota/Minnesota native, my goal is to make delicious vegan food that friends, relatives, and unsuspecting strangers will enjoy.

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