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