Prevea Health

Harvest Pumpkin Bars

 
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This delicious fall snack is great for sharing and easy to make. With an easy to follow recipe and healthy ingredients, it will be a favorite treat for all!
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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (fresh or canned)
  • 4 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp each ground ginger & ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup raw pecans (or almonds)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips, dark or semi-sweet
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut, OPTIONAL
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Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease an 8-inch square baking dish. (Recipe doubles easily for a 9x13 inch baking dish)
  3. Add almond butter, pumpkin puree, pure maple syrup, egg, vanilla extract, baking soda, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, raw pecans or almonds and unsweetened shredded coconut to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Add chocolate chips and pulse 2-3 times.
  5. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle unsweetened shredded coconut on top of bars.
  7. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until golden brown on the edges.
  8. When cool, cut into squares. Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container
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Servings:

16
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Nutritional Value:

Nutrition Information for 1 bar without the optional coconut topping:
  • Calories: 100
  • Fat: 7.5 g
  • Sat Fat: 1.4 g
  • Chol: 12
  • Fiber:1 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Total Carb: 8 g
  • Sugars: 6 g
  • Sodium: 80 mg
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Source: EatRealAmerica.com