Super Easy and Delicious Pumpkin Bars

Wanna know why I picked pumpkin bars? Don’t judge me…besides the fact that they looked amazing and were not super time consuming, if I made a pie, I wouldn’t be able to test the finished product until actual Thanksgiving. And that’s a problem. No matter how you approach it, there’s no way to cut a tiny, unnoticeable sliver. And how beyond awkward would it be if you showed up to your host’s house with a slice missing?! Oh sorry…uhhh…I got hungry? Doesn’t matter how amazing your pie looks, still probably just a tad bit insulting. So to avoid this social faux-paus, I made pumpkin bars :) and rest assured, I was able to test them VERY thoroughly. Too thoroughly. These seemed sinful, despite the fact that they are paleo. Although they are healthier than non-paleo pumpkin bars, these pack a lot of raw honey, as a disclaimer to those watching sugar intake. But I was just fine with it ☺ They really couldn’t have been easier either. This was the Thanksgiving recipe (courtesy of Paleo Cupboard) that took me the least amount of time. And the frosting was made with ingredients already used to make the bars…does it get any easier than that? No, no it doesn’t.

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Pumpkin Bars (From Paleo Cupboard):

Ingredients:

Pumpkin Bars:
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 3/4 cup raw honey, warmed
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, warmed
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup blanched almond flour
- 1/4 cup arrowroot powder
- 1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1 tsp. baking powder

Frosting:
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 4 Tbsp. raw honey
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Dash sea salt

Directions:

Pumpkin Bars:

Preheat oven to 350F. Combine eggs, pumpkin puree, raw honey, coconut oil and vanilla extract in a medium sized mixing bowl and beat on low with a hand mixer until combined. In a separate bowl, combine the almond flour, arrowroot powder, pumpkin pie spice, sea salt and baking powder and stir until combined. Slowly add the almond flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture, using the hand mixer on low speed, until well combined. Pour the mixture into the baking pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the center it set. Remove and allow to cool completely before serving.

Frosting:
Combine all ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl and beat with a hand mixer on medium speed until combined. Place the frosting in the fridge for a few minutes if it is too runny and needs to set. Make sure you wait until the bars are COMPLETELY cool before frosting them. Or else the frosting will quickly liquefy.

4 thoughts on “Super Easy and Delicious Pumpkin Bars

  1. Sooroo

    Thanks for sharing these treats with us for Thanksgiving. They were awesome! Will definitely try making these during the holidays.

     
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