Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Press piece of parchment paper into an 8×8 inch pan. Allow the sides to hang out so you can remove the bars as one big chunk when done cooking.
In a medium bowl, combine all filling ingredients and whisk together.
In another medium bowl, mix together almond butter, sugar, vanilla, oil, and salt. Once combined, add remaining crust ingredients and stir. (It will be dry.) Reserve 1/2 cup of mixture for the top of the bars.
Press remaining crust dough evenly and firmly into bottom of pan. This will take a little muscle and finesse. Bake crust for 7-8 minutes.
Remove from oven and top with filling. Then, crumble remaining crust dough evenly over the top.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the center is the same color as the edges and no longer wiggly.
Allow to cool completely before cutting. Store in the refrigerator.