Vegan Pumpkin Bars

Ingredients:
1 cup organic pitted dates
1/2 cup organic raw cashews
2 tbsp organic raw pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp organic unsweetened shredded coconut
1/3 cup organic vegan vanilla protein powder
1 tsp organic ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp organic pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup organic pure pumpkin puree
Bar Garnish:
2 tbsp organic raw pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp organic toasted coconut flakes
2 tbsp organic pecans, chopped

    Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. This may take some time.
  2. In an 8 x 8 baking pan, place parchment paper on the bottom.
  3. Add in the energy bar batter from the food processor-It will be quite sticky, so it’s advised to work with wet hands to prevent it sticking to your hands.
  4. Press down the mixture into the pan and use the back of a wet spoon to smooth out the top.
  5. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of pumpkin seeds, chopped pecans, and toasted flakes to garnish, press these firmly into the bar mixture.
  6. Freeze for 2-3 hours or until sold, and cut into 8 bars.
  7. Store in the fridge or freezer.