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Triple Layer Chocolate Pumpkin Bars

Triple Layer Chocolate Pumpkin Bars
Ian Roden
Writer and expert4 years ago
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Need a festive treat without the cheat for Halloween? @vegamelon has you covered with these no-bake, triple layer, pumpkin bars — gluten free and full of chocolate! Let's get to it!

Ingredients

Crust

  1. ¼ cup All-Natural Peanut Butter
  2. ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  3. liquid sweetener / flavdrops, to taste
  4. 1 tbsp cacao powder
  5. 1 scoop of THE Plant Protein (mocha flavored)
  6. 2 ½ cups puffed rice, millet, or quinoa

 

Pumpkin Layer

  1. 1 cup pumpkin puree
  2. ¼ cup All-Natural Peanut Butter.
  3. liquid sweetener / flavdrops, to taste
  4. 1 scoop of The Plant Protein (Vanilla Chai flavor)
  5. ½ cup oat flour

Chocolate Glaze

  1. 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  2. liquid sweetener / flavdrops, to taste
  3. 2 tbsp of All-Natural Peanut Butter
  4. 2 tbsp cacao powder

Method

  1. Prepare the crust: in a large bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, applesauce, and sweetener of choice.
  2. Add in the cacao powder, protein powder, and puffed grain. Mix well, and add in a splash of water if the mixture is too dry.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a lined baking tray and press it down evenly. Set aside.
  4. In the same bowl, combine all the ingredients for the pumpkin layer -- pumpkin puree, sweetener, peanut butter, oat flour, and protein powder.
  5. Transfer the pumpkin mixture onto the prepared crust and press well. Smooth out the top, then place the tray into a freezer for 30 minutes.
  6. Whisk together all the chocolate glaze ingredients. Add water to thin out the mixture slightly, if needed.
  7. Smoothly spread the glaze over the pumpkin filling, then place the tray into the freezer for 1-2 hours until set.
  8. To serve: let thaw before slicing into bars. Store leftover bars in the freezer.

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Nutritional info per serving:

Calories307
Total Fat15g
Saturated Fat2g
Sodium124mg
Potassium90mg
Total Carbohydrates29g
Dietary Fiber6g
Sugar6g
Protein18g
Vitamin A124% Daily Value
Vitamin C4% Daily Value
Calcium2% Daily Value
Iron10% Daily Value
Ian Roden
Writer and expert
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A Fordham University graduate, Ian majored in communications and media studies with a focus in journalism and a minor in anthropology during his time at college. Here, he wrote for the university newspaper ranked top ten in the nation.

A competitive athlete for most of his life, Ian has spent almost a decade working as an ocean rescue lifeguard in New Jersey. Within that role, he has competed in endurance sports competitions against other lifeguards for the last 8 years.

As a lifelong surfer, Ian spends most of his spare time in the ocean regardless of the time of year. He also enjoys distance running, photography, and frequently spending entirely too much money on concert tickets.

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