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Today we have a recipe for No Bake Pumpkin and Coconut Granola Bars. I think anything dredged in coconut is a favorite for me, because it looks so pretty no matter what. These granola bars are also pretty fantastic because you don’t have to bake them, and they taste so good with the pumpkin and coconut together. YES. Perfect for snacking, and even better for post work out pre work out situations. Have a good weekend you guys!
♥ Teri

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No Bake Pumpkin and Coconut Granola Bars
Makes 12 bars

Ingredients:
1 1/4 cup tightly packed pitted dates
1/2 cup raw almonds
1/4 cup raw pepitas
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (or desiccated coconut), plus more for rolling/dredging
1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:
1. Place dates, almonds and pepitas in a food processor and pulse until coarsely ground.
2. Add remaining ingredients and continue to pulse until all ingredients are completely incorporated and mixture is almost completely smooth.
3. Press mixture evenly into an 8”x 8” baking dish, lined with parchment (the parchment should hang over the sides, so the granola bars are easy to lift out of the dish).
4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Lift the mixture out of the baking dish and cut mixture into even strips. Cut strips in half so you have 12 even bars (sized about 1.25”x 4”).
5. Carefully dredge each bar in the excess coconut and serve. Bars will keep in an airtight container, in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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  2. jenna @ just j.faye Not Specified Not Specified

    Yum! These sound delicious and look so easy to make! I’m going to make them today!!

  3. Kelly Not Specified Not Specified

    Look and sound delicious!

  4. Germaine Not Specified Not Specified

    Is it possible to replace oats with, say, coconut flour to make this paleo? Thanks!

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      I’m sure that would be fine! You may need to adjust the amounts though, to make sure the consistency is okay.

  5. Antoinette Holland Not Specified Not Specified

    are these bars high in carbs? I’m a diabetic so I have to follow a low carb diet.

    Thank you.

  6. Cara's Healthy Cravings Not Specified Not Specified

    Way better and so much more delicious than buying packaged bars!

  7. Angelique Not Specified Not Specified

    Such a dilemma — I lovelovelove pumpkin, but not so much coconut. Is the coconut necessary to prevent the bars being sticky? I’m going to be wracking my brain to come up with a substitution!

  8. Stefanie Not Specified Not Specified

    We have a nut allergy in our house. Do you have a suggestion for a substitute for almonds, to make them nut-free?

  9. Alexa [fooduzzi.com] Not Specified Not Specified

    These look wonderful – I love the use of pepitas! I’m so obsessed with them! Pinned!

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