Peanut Butter-Pumpkin Bars

Jasmine Schmalhaus - The Upside Blog |

by | Updated: October 13th, 2020

Can’t decide on the right holiday dessert? Calorie-wise, pumpkin pie is the better choice over traditional pecan or even homemade apple pie with its flaky butter crust. But pumpkin pie is a bit overdone, don’t you think? Scrap the same old song and dance, and put the pump back in pumpkin pie with these peanut butter-Infused bars that sit atop a naturally sweetened chocolate crust.

Pumpkin Bars Recipe with Chocolate Crust

Peanut Butter-Pumpkin Bars

Chocolate crust

1 cup walnuts
½ cup cocoa powder
¼ cup honey
1 egg white

Pumpkin filling

1 cup oat bran
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1/3 cup peanut butter
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp. vanilla flavoring
1 whole egg


  1. In a food processor, pulse walnuts into a powder.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix walnuts and remaining crust ingredients together until welll blended.
  3. Press crust mixture into a greased 8”x8” baking dish (this will be sticky).
  4. In another medium bowl, mix all filling ingredients until well blended. Pour over chocolate crust.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes, or until set.
  6. Let cool, slice and serve!