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Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Bites

by Pamela Higgins
on 30th October 2018
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A nutty, oaty base topped with a spiced pumpkin layer, finished off with dark chocolate… What more could you want from an autumnal sweet treat? Easy to make, no baking required and made from wholesome ingredients, these are sure to go down a treat this season.


Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Bites

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Ingredients

  • For the Base
  • 50g coconut flour
  • 50g oat flour
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 80g buckwheat groats, soaked over night
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 4-5 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • For the Pumpkin Filling
  • 100g pumpkin, cooked then drained
  • 50g dates, soaked then drained
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • For the Chocolate Topping
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 100g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
Prep Time
Serves
4

Instructions

  1. First make the base: Drain the buckwheat and add to your Ninja Kitchen Nutri Ninja blender with the other ingredients. Pulse well so the mixture comes together. Press this into a lined tin or tub (I used 20cm x 10cm). Place in the fridge while you make the other layers.

  2. Next add all of the pumpkin layer ingredients to your Ninja Kitchen blender and whizz up until quite thick and smooth. Spread this over the base and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.

  3. Gently melt the coconut oil and chocolate and pour this all over the pumpkin layer. Chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour – then you’re ready to pop out of the tin/tub, cut into slices or bites with a sharp knife, and enjoy!

Pamela Higgins

My love of healthy food was originally inspired by my commitment to fitness and wellbeing. But that's not to say I don't like a treat from time to time. It was when I started looking for healthy treats that still satisfied my sweet tooth that I realised how little there was to choose from. Despite being labelled 'healthy', many of the recipes I came across relied heavily on processed sugar and fat - which is why I decided to take matters into my own hands.
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