• Jessica Mantell

Chocolate Pumpkin Energy Bars



Indulge in something sweet without the guilt! These Chocolate Pumpkin Energy Bars will satisfy your sweet tooth and also provide many nutrients. The whole family will enjoy these!


Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Pumpkin Seed Butter (melted)

  • 3 tbsp Maple Syrup

  • 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger

  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon

  • 1 1/2 cups Rice Puffs Cereal

  • 1/2 cup Pumpkin Seeds

  • 1 oz Dark Chocolate (chopped)


Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the pumpkin seed butter, maple syrup, ginger, and cinnamon. Gently fold in the rice puffs cereal and pumpkin seeds.

  2. Transfer and spread the mixture across a parchment-lined container or baking dish. Place another layer of parchment paper on top and firmly press into an even packed layer. (Note: If not compact enough, the bars may come out crumbly.)

  3. In the microwave, heat the dark chocolate in a small bowl for 30 seconds at a time, until melted. Drizzle overtop with a small spoon.

  4. Freeze for about 30 minutes and slice into bars. Enjoy!


Notes:

  • Leftovers: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to two weeks, or freeze for up to two months.

  • Serving Size: One serving equals two bars. A 9 x 6 1/2-inch container was used to make 12 bars or six servings.

  • No Pumpkin Seed Butter: Use tahini, sunflower seed butter, peanut butter, or almond butter instead.

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