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Pumpkin Energy Bars

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"These are perfect for kids school snacks. Freeze them and pull one or two out to pop in their snack container. You'll know you are sending some protein and fiber and not too much sugar. The small amount of chocolate chips just on the top make them feel like they're getting a treat! My kids and their classmates give them 5 stars!"
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50 m servings 266
Original recipe yields 24 servings (24 bars)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a large bar-cookie pan.
  2. Stir pumpkin puree, eggs, sugar, oil, and water together in a large bowl until smooth.
  3. Stir all-purpose flour, pastry flour, powdered milk, almonds, flax seed meal, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger together with a whisk in a separate bowl; stir into the pumpkin mixture until you have a smooth batter. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top of the batter.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Once completely cooled, set flat or separate with wax paper in a sealable plastic freezer bag, seal the bag, and freeze. For school snacks, pull out a bar or two and send that energy to school!
  • Use whatever ground, unsalted seeds and/or nuts you like for the almonds (i.e. sunflower or pumpkin seeds).
  • You can stir chocolate chips into the batter before baking if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 266 calories; 15.4 29 5.4 32 327 Full nutrition

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I almost didn't make these because there were so few reviews. Don't make that mistake! These are delicious! I made them for packed lunches and the fam ate them all before we packed any!

I agree with previous reviewers--take a chance on this! It is more cakey than granola bar-like (probably because of the eggs but that adds protein). Not super sweet like a dessert. I did make...

These are well worth the effort of grinding flax and nuts. They are my go to healthy snack. My 2 yr old grandson loves these.

Yummy, though not quite what I expected. I thought these would be more the consistency of granola bars, but they're not even close. I might experiment with skipping the eggs and perhaps adding s...

My son & hubby loves these. They said it tasted like cake!

Delicious! I will be making this again real soon!

Yum! And best of all my 8yr. old loves 'em too:)