Step 1: In a saucepan, combine almond butter and ½ cup of maple syrup over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in salt and vanilla extract.
Step 2: Place oats in a large mixing bowl. Pour mixture into the saucepan over oats and stir until oats have been evenly coated.
Step 3: Firmly press about ¾ of the mixture into the prepared pan to create the bottom layer.
Step 4: In a small bowl, combine cocoa powder, melted coconut oil, and the remaining 3 tablespoons of maple syrup.
Step 5: Carefully spread over the top of the bars with a rubber spatula in the pan.
Step 6: Drop the rest of the oat mixture over the chocolate fudge layer, then sprinkle with salt. Chill for 2 hours to set.