Pumpkin Spice Energy Bars

Pumpkin Spice Energy Bar

We love making pumpkin pie, no surprise right? I wanted to try and come up with an alternative to satisfy that pumpkin craving that comes along with the fall season.

I love to make energy bars. They are such a great way to have a sweet treat or snack that’s made with only a few simple ingredients. Plus, they are so easy to make! It’s basically just grind a bunch of ingredients together, pack them into a pan, and cut them into bars.

These pumpkin spice energy bars are such a nice way to incorporate more pumpkin goodness into your usual fall routine.

Pumpkin Spice Energy Bars

Energy bars with a wonderful pumpkin taste and just the right amount of spice.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Chill Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 18 bars
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup (150g) raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup (60g) walnuts
  • 1/2 cup (60g) pecans
  • 1/2 cup (120g) pumpkin puree
  • 6 pitted medjool dates (85g or 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup (35g) hemp hearts
  • 1/4 cup (30g) ground flax seed
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) oat milk, almond milk or your favorite milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

Instructions
 

  • Add the nuts to a food processor, pulse several times to break them up. Then process, using long pulses, until they're ground into a meal (20-30 seconds).
  • Add all the remaining ingredients except for the pumpkin and process for 60-90 seconds, or until the mixture is sticky and combined, stopping to scrape the sides and bottom a few times as needed.
  • Add the mixture to a bowl and stir together with the pumpkin.
  • Tightly pack into a 8 x 8-inch pan lined with parchment. (This mixture is quite sticky, so placing another piece of parchment on top will help in pressing it into the pan).
  • Place the pan in the freezer for 1 hour to set.
  • After bars have set, remove them from freezer and slice into 18 bars.
  • They can be enjoyed right away, but are much better after having set in the freezer overnight.
  • Store in an airtight container, up to 1 week. We usually enjoy them straight from the freezer, but you may need to let them warm on the counter for a few minutes first.
Keywords dairy free, energy bar, gluten free, grain free, paleo, pumpkin, superfood, vegan
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