Brown Sugar Bars

Makes 16 large bars
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for the pan
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup Earth Balance Natural Buttery Spread, softened, plus more for the pan
  • 1 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup soy creamer
  • 8 ounces vegan semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Line a baking pan with wax paper, and then coat the paper and the sides of the pan with Earth Balance and flour.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and sea salt.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the Earth Balance, brown sugar, apple sauce and vanilla extract on low-medium speed until combined.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix.
  6. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 18-20 minutes, until a toothpick can be inserted and removed cleanly.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  8. In a small pan, bring the soy creamer to a boil.
  9. As soon as it begins to boil, remove from heat and pour over the chocolate chips, stirring until all the chips are melted.
  10. Let the ganache sit for 30 minutes so it can thicken.
  11. Remove the brown sugar cake from the pan and cut in half.
  12. Spread the ganache on one half of the cake, stopping about 1/4" from the edges
  13. Place the other half on top, making a ganache sandwich
  14. Place your yummy creation in the refrigerator for two hours so the ganache can set.
  15. Remove, cut into pieces, and you're all done!