No Bake Pumpkin Peanut Butter Layer Bars

Ingredients

A no bake nutty base topped with a peanut butter pumpkin caramel and a peanut butter infused chocolate ganacheā€¦ these layer bars are all kinds of delicious, and come together with minimal effort!

Preparation Time - 1 hour
Cooking Time - Nada
Servings - 12 -15

For the Base:
100g pecans
200g ground almonds
60g Lifeforce Coconut Oil, melted
80ml maple syrup or honey

For the Pumpkin Peanut Butter Layer:
180g Lifeforce Smooth Peanut Butter
120g Lifeforce Coconut Oil
180g canned pumpkin puree*
80ml maple syrup or honey
Pinch of salt

For the Topping:
200g dark chocolate of choice roughly chopped
80g smooth Lifeforce Peanut Butter
Pretzels for topping, optional

Method

Line an 8inch square tin with baking paper and lightly grease with coconut oil.
Blend pecans to a rough crumb in a mini chopper, blender or food processor.
Mix together all base ingredients in a large bowl.
Place into your prepared tin and spread evenly and pack down with your fingertips or the back of a spoon.
Place into the fridge for 10 minutes.
Mix together all filling ingredients in a bowl. You can just give the one you used for the base a quick rinse out. Blend together filling ingredients using a hand blender. Alternatively you can place them into a blender or food processor for a quick blitz.
Pour filling over the base and place into the fridge for 30 minutes.
Melt chocolate in the microwave using 30 second increments in a heat safe bowl or jug. It should only take a couple of minutes.
Stir in peanut butter.
Pour chocolate over the filling; filling should be firm to the touch.
Lay pretzels over the touch and place into the fridge to firm up fully for a few hours or overnight before slicing. Store sliced bars in the fridge for up to five days or freeze for up to one month.

*Can now be purchased in some SuperValu stores, Avoca stores or in small food and American candy stores. Alternatively you can leftover cooked sweet potato puree or butternut squash puree.

No Bake Pumpkin Peanut Butter Layer Bars