These spiced pumpkin & chocolate granola bars are soft, chewy and not overly sweet making them an ideal snack food or even a breakfast treat. Packed with puree pumpkin, oats, seeds and nuts they are a great way to sneak some goodies into kids tummies.
At a playdate the other week my friend produced some freshly baked granola bars in not one but two flavors! A choice of apple or chocolate. These bars were made without refined sugar and contained chia seeds and totally delicious. This reminded me of just how long it has been since I have made granola bars for my family! One massive pumpkin later and I had a plan…
When I announced that we were making pumpkin granola bars both of my girls looked quite horrified. Where we live pumpkin is commonly roasted and made into savory dishes so it is easy to understand why they were shocked and slightly disgusted at the thought of adding an unliked vegetable into a sweet granola bar. I am happy to report that these bars didn’t last long. Miss 4 and Miss 6 both gave them 2 big thumbs up!
Spiced Pumpkin & Chocolate Granola Bars
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I use lightly salted macadamia nuts in this recipe so if you have unsalted ones add a pinch or two of salt to the recipe. Personally, I love the combination of macadamia nuts and chocolate but if you don’t like macadamia nuts they can be swapped out for another nut of choice. Likewise, if you don’t like sunflower seeds pumpkin seeds would make a nice alternative. Or go for all nuts or all seeds, the choice is up to you!
We used these items which you may already have at home. If not consider using a similar item it its place.
- Parchment/ baking paper
- Large and medium-sized mixing bowl
- Biscuit slice tray or square cake tin
- Measuring cup
- Wooden Spoon
- Measuring Spoons
- Fork and Spoon
If you are after more sweet pumpkin treats then you have to try these amazing Cinamon Sugar Pumpkin Muffins from Little Sweet Baker. Honestly, they are incredible and the perfect way to use up any leftover pumpkin.
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