Healthy Fall Dessert-Pumpkin Bars

We think of summer produce as bountiful but fall has its own special bounty and many wonderful healthy choices. Think about all those deep greens and oranges, just full of vitamins and antioxidants. Some of my favorite fall produce is a pumpkin! It’s delicious in everything from soup to snacks to dessert. Therefore, these no-bake pumpkin bars are one of the healthy choices for dessert or snack. They are Paleo, dairy-free, grain-free, sugar-free, egg-free, nut-free, and gluten-free.

Prep time

  • Prep time – 15 minutes
  • Passive time – 30 minutes

Yields – 16 bars

No-Bake Pumpkin Bars – Recipe

Ingredients: 

  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup grated dark chocolate or chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tsp coconut whey protein
  • 2 tablespoon of coconut flakes
  • ¼ cup coconut oil (room temp)

Instruction how to make No-Bake Pumpkin Bars

  • In a food processor give the pumpkin puree, coconut protein and pumpkin pie spice a few pulses (4-5 quick pulses max).
  • Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and with a spatula, stir in chocolate chips, chia seeds, flaked coconut, and coconut oil to combine all ingredients well.
  • You can taste the mixture at this point and adjust spices and sweetness to your liking. If you want you can add few drops of liquid Stevia or maple syrup
  • Line a 9-inch pie plate/baking pan with parchment paper
  • Spread the batter
  • Cut into the bars
  • And leave to tighten
  • Sprinkle with coconut flakes if you want

Nutritional Information (amount per serving) 

1 bar/serving

  • Calories – 80
  • Total Fat – 6 g (Saturated 3 g, Polyunsaturated 1g )
  • Total Carbs – 5 g (Fiber 1 g )
  • Protein – 2 g
  • Cholesterol 2 mg
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