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Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Squares
Ingredients: For Base: 3/4 cup oat flour 3/4 cup pecans, finely ground 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted 2 tablespoons maple syrup, honey or other liquid sweetener For Filling: 1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling!) 1/2 cup light cream cheese, non-dairy cream cheese product, or cashew 'cheese' that is softened at room temperature* 1/2 cup maple syrup, honey or other liquid sweetener 1/4 cup peanut flour 1/4 cup peanut butter 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or equal amounts cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg) Splash of vanilla extract *You can also double to cream cheese amount to 1 cup for a firmer bar -- with 1/2 cup it is more of a mousse texture! For Cheesecake Layer (optional): 1/4 cup light, regular or vegan cream cheese, softened 2 tablespoons white chocolate chips, melted 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted Directions: For Base: Combine ground pecans, oat flour and liquid ingredients in a small bowl until fully combined Press base in the bottom of an 8x8 square pan lined with plastic wrap or aluminum foil Press firmly into corners and ensure base is as even as possible! For Filling: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix together until fully combined Spoon over base layer spread as evenly as possible Let set in the fridge for at least 1 hour before adding next layer For Cheesecake Layer Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix together until fully combined -- if it looks like it will curdle be patient and mix a few seconds longer until smooth Spoon on top of bars and smooth with a back of a spoon until there is a thin layer on top If you so desire, add chopped pecans, shaved white chocolate or toffee bits while the cheesecake layer is still wet Set bars in fridge for at least 1-2 hours but preferably over night to set Cut into 16 squares and serve with a dollop of whipped cream, a hot cup of tea, ice cream or all of the above!
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I didn't expect this to be a no-bake recipe at all!
3 years ago·Reply
I like the sound of doubling the cream cheese :)
3 years ago·Reply
Just a tiny piece of this is enough for me.
3 years ago·Reply
I am loving these no bake treats @inthekitchen!
3 years ago·Reply
Sugar free? No way!
3 years ago·Reply