Smooth, rich and delicious, these Creamy, Dreamy Pumpkin Bars are the perfect autumn treat and so easy to make. If you want to turn up the decadence a notch or two, add a cup of slavery-free vegan chocolate chips into the mix after blending. I didn’t feel it was necessary, though, so I just enjoyed the cool, pumpkin flavor. Whatever floats your boat, though!
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2 cups pecans (or two cups combined pecans, almonds, walnuts, etc.) 1 cup pitted medjool dates, soaked and drained unless already soft 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup pumpkin purée (not pumpkin pie mix) 1 cup raw cashews, soaked for an hour or more, and drained 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 cup coconut cream 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract ¼ cup maple syrup 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line an 8-X-8-inch pan with parchment paper.
Combine the pecans or nut combination in a food processor and pulse until crumbly. (This is not including the cashews listed in the recipe as that is in the filling, not the crust.) Add the dates, vanilla and salt, pulsing until sticking together. Press into the bottom of the pan.
In a blender, combine the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Pour over the crust and bake for 23 minutes or until the top is still a little jiggly but the sides are firm. Cool and refrigerate for a couple of hours before serving.
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