Irresistible No-Bake Pumpkin Bars with a Chocolate Twist: A Wholesome Delight

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Are you ready for a delectable treat that’s not only easy to make but also combines the earthy warmth of pumpkin with the sweet allure of chocolate? If your taste buds are tingling in anticipation, you’re in for a delightful journey. Today, we’ll be crafting No-Bake Pumpkin Bars that are not only scrumptious but also packed with wholesome ingredients. Whether you’re craving a sweet snack or looking to impress your friends and family with your culinary prowess, these bars are the perfect choice.

The Alluring Ingredients:

Oats: Oats, often referred to as the “super grain,” are at the heart of these bars. They provide a hearty and nutty base, giving your bars a delightful chewy texture. Not only do oats offer a satisfying mouthfeel, but they’re also loaded with fiber and essential nutrients.

Almond Butter: Creamy almond butter adds a layer of richness and a delightful nutty undertone to the bars. It also serves as a binding agent, ensuring that your bars hold together perfectly.

Ground Flax Seeds: Ground flax seeds bring not only a slight nutty crunch but also a wealth of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber to the party. They act as a binding agent and provide a nutritional boost.

Chia Seeds: These tiny seeds may be small, but they pack a mighty nutritional punch. Chia seeds offer a delightful crunch and a healthy dose of essential fatty acids. In these bars, they contribute to both texture and nutrition.

Pumpkin Puree: The star ingredient, pumpkin puree, infuses the bars with a comforting autumn flavor and a lovely orange hue. Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, pumpkin adds a touch of seasonal magic.

Sugar-Free Chocolate Drop: Who can resist the allure of chocolate? These sugar-free chocolate drops provide a burst of chocolatey goodness without the added sugar. You can satisfy your sweet tooth without the guilt.

Pumpkin Pie Spices: The blend of spices – including cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger – brings that classic pumpkin pie flavor to your bars. These aromatic spices are the embodiment of fall in every bite.

Nutmeg: Nutmeg is a delightful addition that brings a warm and slightly nutty flavor to the bars. Its presence enhances the overall taste, making it the ideal complement to the pumpkin.

Sea Salt: A pinch of sea salt not only balances the sweetness in your bars but also intensifies the flavors. It’s the secret ingredient that elevates the entire recipe.

Sugar-Free Chocolate Bar: This chocolate bar provides a rich and velvety layer of chocolate over your bars. Its smooth texture and deep, cocoa-rich flavor make it the ideal choice for the topping.

Sugar-Free Chocolate Drops: More chocolate drops are used to intensify the chocolatey goodness. They’re the crowning jewel, enhancing both the taste and appearance of your bars.

Coconut Oil: Coconut oil plays a crucial role in creating a smooth and glossy layer of chocolate. It aids in melting the chocolate evenly and sets to perfection, adding that delightful sheen to your bars.

Equipments:

  • Baking Sheets
  • Microwave safe bowl
  • Knife
  • Airtight Container

Creating Culinary Magic:

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, almond butter, ground flax seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin puree, sugar-free chocolate drops, pumpkin pie spices, nutmeg, and sea salt. Stir and mix until all the ingredients come together into a cohesive and thick mixture.

2. Once the mixture is well combined, transfer it to a baking sheet or a silicone sheet. Using a spatula, press it down firmly and evenly to create a smooth surface for your bars. The pumpkin, spices, and chocolate drops will intermingle, creating a symphony of flavors and textures.

3. Now it’s time to elevate the pumpkin bars with a layer of irresistible chocolate. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the sugar-free chocolate drops and coconut oil.

4. Microwave the mixture for 30 seconds, stir it to ensure even melting, and then microwave it for an additional 20 to 30 seconds. Stir until the chocolate is smooth and glossy, ready to tantalize your taste buds.

 

5. Pour this melted chocolate over the pumpkin bars, spreading it evenly to cover the entire surface. As it cascades over the surface, it sets the stage for a truly indulgent treat.

6. To add an extra layer of chocolatey delight, chop the sugar-free chocolate bar into small pieces and sprinkle them over the melted chocolate. This additional layer of chocolate takes your bars to a whole new level of decadence.

7. Now comes the most challenging part – waiting. Place the bars in the fridge for about 30 minutes to allow the chocolate to cool and set. It’s during this time that the flavors meld, and the chocolate takes on that beautiful, glossy appearance.

8. Once the bars have set, it’s time to cut them into squares or bars of your preferred size. The anticipation is nearly over, and you’re just moments away from savoring the fruits of your labor.

9. And there you have it – No-Bake Pumpkin Bars with a Chocolate Twist. They are not just mouthwatering good but also wholesome and a testament to the fact that indulgence can be guilt-free and utterly delightful.

Conclusion

In the world of no-bake treats, these Pumpkin Bars with a Chocolate Twist shine brightly. With the enchanting combination of pumpkin, oats, and a luscious chocolate topping, these bars are a testament to the fact that indulgence can also be wholesome. Whether you enjoy these bars as a satisfying snack, a dessert, or a sweet treat for your loved ones, you’re in for a memorable culinary experience.

With these No-Bake Pumpkin Bars,  you’re not just creating a dessert; you’re crafting moments of pure joy and delicious indulgence. Every bite is a symphony of flavors and textures, a delightful blend of seasonal charm and the timeless allure of chocolate.

Pumpkin Bars No Bake Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars No Bake Pumpkin Bars

Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups oats
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup sugar-free chocolate drops
  • 1.5 tsp pumpkin pie spices
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp sea salt

Chocolate toppings:

  • 50 gr sugar-free chocolate bar
  • ½ cup sugar-free chocolate drops
  • 1 tbs coconut oil

Instructions
 

  • To a large mixing bowl add the oats, the almond butter, the ground flaxseeds, chia seeds, pumpkin puree, chocolate drops, the pumpkin pie spice, the nutmeg and the salt. Mix to combine very well, then transfer to baking sheet or a silicone sheet.
  • Melt the chocolate drops with the coconut oil in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir and microwave another 20 to 30 seconds. Pour the melted chocolate over the pumpkin bars and set aside.
  • Chop the chocolate bar into small pieces and drizzle over the melted chocolate. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to cool and set.

Enjoy and Love, your Pure Plate.

    Keyword No Bake Pumpkin Bars, Pumpkin Bars

    Expert Notes For this No-Bake Pumpkin Bars

    • Quality Ingredients: Opt for high-quality ingredients like organic oats, pure pumpkin puree, and sugar-free chocolate drops to enhance the flavor and nutritional value of your bars
    • Even Mixing: Thoroughly combine the ingredients in the mixing bowl to ensure a cohesive and well-blended mixture. Proper mixing is essential for the texture and taste of the bars.
    • Press Firmly: When transferring the mixture to the baking sheet, use a spatula to press it down firmly and evenly. This step is crucial for creating a smooth surface and well-set bars.
    • Chocolate Melting: Be cautious when microwaving the chocolate and coconut oil mixture. Microwave in short intervals and stir to prevent overheating and burning the chocolate.
    • Customize Toppings: Get creative with the toppings by adding chopped nuts, shredded coconut, or a sprinkle of sea salt to personalize your bars further.
    • Chill Time: Allow the bars to chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. This resting period not only allows the chocolate to set but also allows the flavors to meld, resulting in a richer taste.
    • Cutting Technique: Use a sharp knife dipped in hot water to make clean, even cuts through the bars, preventing them from crumbling or breaking.
    • Storage: Store the bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator to maintain their freshness and texture. They can also be frozen for longer-term storage.
    • Serve with Style: Elevate the presentation by garnishing each bar with a sprinkle of cacao powder or a dusting of powdered sugar for an extra layer of visual appeal.

    Thank You

    Thank you so much for reading this blog! I hope you try this recipe (No-Bake Pumpkin Bars)  and that you enjoy it as much as my family and I did! When you do make this No Bake Pumpkin Bars be sure to tag me on Instagram @pure_plates_recipe!

    See you soon!

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