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Raw Pumpkin Bars

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 9 or 16
Author: Erin

Ingredients

  • Bottom layer:
  • 1 1/2 cups pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup organic maple syrup
  • Top layer:
  • 1 1/2 cup soaked cashews*
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup+2 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp organic maple syrup
  • Toppings optional:
  • 2 tbsp pecans
  • 1 tbsp walnuts
  • Chocolate drizzle

Instructions

  • Line a 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Combine bottom layer ingredients (dates, pecans, walnuts, coconut, syrup) together in a food processor and pulse for at least 30 seconds until everything is mixed together.
  • Transfer mixture to dish and use a spatular to flatten it out; place dish in refrigerator.
  • For top layer, combine cashews and water together in a blender and pulse until cashews form a creamy texture.
  • Transfer to a large bowl and add pumpkin, cinnamon and syrup and stir either by hand or with an electric mixer.
  • Pour overtop of bottom layer, add toppings if you wish and allow at least 30 minutes for bars to harden.
  • Cut into bars and enjoy!

Notes

*Ideally, cashews should be soaked for at least 6 hours
**Bars hold up best when stored in the refrigerator