Pumpkin Spice Date Bars

The month of October is synonymous to anything and everything related to pumpkins so I made some Pumpkin Spice Date bars as a post dinner sweet treat and a great pick me up at the end of a long day. This recipe is adapted from the Paleo Pumpkin Thanksgiving e-book that was part of the Harvest Your Health Bundle Sale.

For these Pumpkin Spice Date bars, I tripled the amount of nuts and used 3 different types since I like a nuttier consistency and added regular pumpkin spice in lieu of the spices in the recipe. Sometimes (well most of the time) I go off on a tangent and veer away from the original recipe but it works better for me that way :)

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Pumpkin Spice Date Bars
 
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Recipe type: Snacks
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 10 medjool dates, pitted and mashed
  • 3 tbsp raw almonds, chopped
  • 2 tbsp raw walnuts, chopped
  • 2 tbsp raw pecans, chopped
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, combine mashed dates, pumpkin spice and vanilla extract.
  2. Add the nuts and kneed everything together to combine.
  3. Flatten into a ½ inch thickness, wrap in parchment paper and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until firm.
  4. Slice into ¾ inch pieces and enjoy.
  5. Keep leftovers in the fridge so they do no become mushy.

The original recipe can also be found here

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