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Frosted Paleo Pumpkin Pie Bars
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Frosted Paleo Pumpkin Pie Bars

FROSTED PALEO PUMPKIN PIE BARS WITH A CINNAMON-PECAN NUT CRUST! EASY TO MAKE WITH SIMPLE INGREDIENTS!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, paleo
Keyword bars, easy, paleo, pumpkin pie spice, pureed pumpkin
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 1 8x8 pan
Author Divas Can Cook

Ingredients

Cinnamon Pecan Crust

  • 2 cups Fisher Pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Stevia to sweeten (if desired)
  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil melted

Pumpkin Pie

  • 5 oz pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup pure almond milk
  • 2 eggs
  • generous pinch of salt

Coconut Cream Frosting

  • 1 cup coconut cream chilled (see note)
  • cinnamon generous pinch
  • stevia to sweetened (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 F.
  • Line an 8x8 casserole dish with parchment paper, allowing for overhang on the sides. Set aside.
  • In a food processor, add pecans and process into small pieces.
  • Pour pecans into a large bowl.
  • Remove 1/2 cup of pecans and place back into the food processor.
  • Process until it forms a paste.
  • Add pecan paste to the bowl.
  • Stir in cinnamon and just enough coconut oil so that the mixture isn't crumbly when pressed firmly up against the side of the bowl.
  • Press nut mixture firmly and evenly into prepared dish.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl mix together pumpkin puree, maple syrup, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice, 2 eggs, and salt.
  • Pour mixture on top of nut crust and smooth out.
  • Bake for 55 minutes or until set.
  • Let cool completely.(bars will firm up even more as they cool)
  • To make the frosting, add chilled coconut cream to bowl (see note)
  • Mix until cream becomes fluffy. (about 10 minutes)
  • Mix in cinnamon and enough stevia to sweeten.
  • Spread frosting on top of bars and refrigerate until frosting is firm. (I like to let it chill overnight)
  • Cut into bars. (Sprinkle tops with cinnamon if desired)
  • Serve cold or room temperature.
  • Store in the fridge in airtight container.

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Notes

To get chilled coconut cream, remove cream from a can of chilled coconut milk. You will not need the coconut milk so use that in another recipe.