Coconut Love Pumpkin Pie Bars

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I am very excited to share this recipe with you, and just in time for Thanksgiving! These pumpkin pie bars make a great dessert for those who are on special diets such as GAPS, SCD, Paleo, GFCFSF, etc. They are very easy to mix up because they require no heat! And they are also very easy to customize so they can be sweeter or less “cakey.” I love them as-is. My mom prefers hers less cake-like.

Coconut Love Pumpkin Pie Bars

Are these pumpkin pie bars really allergen-friendly?

Heck yeah! These no-bake pumpkin pie bars are dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, egg-free, crust-free and nut-free (well, other than coconut, of course). They do not require a crust, and are naturally sweetened with raw honey. These bars are super easy and quick to put together, as they use simple ingredients and don’t require any heat. They are great for a snack, dessert, or served at your Thanksgiving event.

Can I make these ahead of time? How do I store them?

You can make your pumpkin pie bars ahead and store them in a tightly sealed container in the fridge. They are well loved by children and adults alike! I have not stored more than 3 days, and I have not attempted to freeze them as yet. I have eaten directly from the fridge, as well as allowed to warm a bit first before devouring. If you try freezing them, let me know how they turned out by leaving a comment!

What if I don’t have pumpkin pie spice? Or I’m allergic to something in it?

Don’t have pumpkin pie spice on hand, or can’t find any that fit your dietary needs? You can easily make your own pumpkin pie spice by mixing a tsp each of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, a dash of ginger/cloves/cardamom. Mix and match based on what you can tolerate, and find what works for you. You can also skip the spices altogether if none of them suit your taste buds or your special diet.

Coconut Love Pumpkin Pie Bars
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5 from 23 votes

Coconut Love Pumpkin Pie Bars

This is a no-bake dairy- and gluten-free recipe for pumpkin pie bars.
Course: Dessert
Keyword: GAPS, Holiday, Paleo
Servings: 4 people
Author: nourishingtime.com

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a bowl, put 1 cup pumpkin puree.
  • Add the honey, coconut butter, and vanilla, and mix well.
  • Add 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice and taste. If it doesnโ€™t taste the way you desire it to, add more honey and pumpkin pie spice slowly until it does.
  • The coconut butter/oil controls how hard these bars will be, right now
    it will be hard enough to cut formed bars, but the texture will be
    cakey. Add more coconut butter if you think youโ€™ll need it, or wait
    until your next batchโ€ฆyou will want more!
  • Add the shredded coconut flakes and mix very well. Press into a square pan or pie dish and refrigerate for a couple hours.

  • Cut into bars and enjoy!

Also try these apple mint coconut butter bars and strawberry coconut butter bars.

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Simple Easy Tasty Coconut Love Pumpkin Pie Bars. Dairy-free, gluten-free.

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30 Replies to “Coconut Love Pumpkin Pie Bars”

  1. I don’t have coconut butter – any thoughts on a replacement? These look yummy ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Other nut butters should work (but would change the taste and may still require a little coconut oil for firmness). You could also just use coconut oil but they will be firmer, the coconut butter gives a softer texture. Hope that helps! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. What did you drizzle over the top? It make it look even yummier!

    1. 5 stars
      More coconut butter! I love the stuff ๐Ÿ™‚ Can even mix with a little honey first if you want it to be more like frosting.

  3. I have coconut oil, almond butter and local pastured butter. Which one would work best as a replacement for the coconut butter? I do have tons of shredded coconut but not a high speed enough blender :/

    1. The almond butter would be closest to the “feel” of the coconut butter. Just test if you like the taste of pumpkin with almond butter first–some people love it! But it’s definitely different from coconut ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Can you tell me the carbohydrate breakdown for this ? Need for type 1 diabetes. Thank you.

    1. 1 cup pumpkin = 12.8 net carbs
      1 cup shredded coconut = 5.2 net carbs
      4 tbsp coconut butter = approximately 2 net carbs
      2 tbsp honey = 34.6 net carbs** (I could not find info for raw honey, but it is said to be less).

      Depending on how many carbs you’re allowed, you may also reduce or substitute the honey with stevia (find a good source!) or grade b maple syrup, which I believe is less. And, don’t eat it all at the same time ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. 5 stars
    Really good! thank you! i just added more cinnamon,ginger and a spoon of oats

    1. Sounds yummy! Glad you enjoyed them ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. 5 stars
    I used Nikki’s pumpkin spiced donut coconut butter and Nikki’s vanilla cake batter coconut butter…next time I will put more coconut butter like you suggested! I have made them into small balls and rolled them in shredded coconut and walnuts and have them in the freezer so when I need a fix they are waiting for me! Great recipe thank you! Next time I will try these with Nikki’s honey pecan pie coc. butter with pecans….yummm (No I am not a rep for Nikki’s, but got to say her products ROCK!). Thank you for this easy recipe…hit the spot!

    1. I have never heard of these! Gotta check ’em out.

  7. 5 stars
    I added about 1/4 cup of Chatfield’s Double Dark Semi-Sweet Chips, because everything’s better with chocolate, right?

    1. I’m actually not a big chocolate fan. Weird, I know! But it is a favorite for many!

  8. 5 stars
    Thank you for a great recipe! My kids are on GAPS and one can’t have eggs, and 2 can’t have nuts, so finally a recipe they all can enjoy (and me too!)

    1. You’re welcome! My son is on GAPS as well, so I know how limited diets can be tricky.

  9. 5 stars
    I made these bars, and they are amazing…. We all LOVE them!!

    I did add a drop of Thieves essential oil to them just before adding the coconut flakes.

    AMAZING, and I love that Thieves is really good for the health to fight the flu, fevers, colds, etc so kinda like added protection.

    Thanks for the great recipes, I found you on FB! ๐Ÿ™‚

    – BN

    1. Thank you for the feedback and the info! I’ve heard great things about Thieves but have yet to try it.

      1. I only spent 5 minutes on the Thieves Website. I don’t care for sites that hide the prices.

        1. I agree.

  10. 5 stars
    Just made this. I used almond butter as I haven’t been able to find coconut butter. I also added in some “Enjoy Life” chocolate chips. It definitely wouldn’t qualify as bars, which I figured would be the case. It was more of a pumpkin pudding type dish. I used it as a spread on a rice cake and it was yummy! Next time I may add coconut oil to see if I can get the result of bars, or I may just do the same thing as this time as the result was tasty.

    1. Glad it was tasty! Thanks for letting me know the result–I can’t wait to try it ๐Ÿ™‚ And yes, a couple tablespoons of coconut oil should help them stay together (while cold, of course!).

  11. 5 stars
    I used coconut oil and we all love the taste my boy who keeps asking for pumpkin pie is well pleased

  12. 5 stars
    Wow!! It was difficult to get them into the fridge without my helpers eating it. Yum.

  13. Cathy Fitzpatrick says: Reply

    5 stars
    Love, love, love. I had a jar of coconut butter and had no idea what to do with it, and I was looking for a healthier pumpkin dessert. Ta-da, your recipe to the rescue. Almost too good. I keep sneaking back for more. I am brining these to our Thanksgiving potluck, however I will make them into balls and roll in more coconut. Super yum!

  14. 5 stars
    Oh wow! These are so easy! And I love that they’re sweetened with honey. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. 5 stars
    LOVE how easy these are to throw together! I have an open can of pumpkin that is perfect for this.

  16. 5 stars
    Oh wow, these sound pretty spectacular! I’m definitely making these – I think my kids would go crazy for them.

  17. These look amazing!! Canโ€™t wait to try this recipe! Thank you for sharing!

  18. 5 stars
    Wow! These sound absolutely amazing! I love that you do not use any kind of flour to make these bars – like magic!

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