Print
cropped-Pumpkin-Cheesecake-Bars4-1-of-1.jpg

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 9 bars 1x
  • Category: no bake, cheesecake, dessert, glutenfree, pumpkin
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

No-Bake Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars! Lower sugar, high protein and easy to make! A must for fall, thanksgiving, Christmas and other gatherings.


  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 9 bars 1x
  • Category: no bake, cheesecake, dessert, glutenfree, pumpkin
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free
  • Diet: Vegetarian
  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 9 bars 1x
  • Category: no bake, cheesecake, dessert, glutenfree, pumpkin
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free
  • Diet: Vegetarian
Scale

Ingredients

Gluten-Free Crust

  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup pitted medjool dates (about 9 dates)
  • 3/4 cup almonds
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Pumpkin Cheesecake Filling

  • 1 3/4 cups raw cashew pieces, soaked for at least 3-4 hours (see notes)
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened yogurt of choice
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Maple Pecans

  • 1/8 cup 100% pure maple syrup
  • 9 pecan halves

Instructions

  1. Line a 8×8″ glass baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang to be able to easily remove the bars from the baking pan.
  2. Place the pecans, dates, almonds and pumpkin pie spice in the base of a food processor and pulse until a very fine crumb forms. The mixture should stick together when pinched. Press into the base of the prepared baking pan and set aside.
  3. Place the ingredients for the filling in the base of the same food processor (no need to wipe out first). Puree until very creamy and no grittiness remains. Depending on your food processor, this may take ~4-5 minutes. Taste, adding more sugar/spice if preferred.
  4. Spread the mixture onto the crust and spread into an even layer. Place in the fridge for at least 5-6 hours to set up.
  5. Place the maple syrup and pecan halves in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Let boil for 1 minute, then remove from heat. The maple syrup should thicken and become tacky. Gently place the pecan halves in a 3×3 layer on the bars, pressing the pecans in to set.
  6. Remove the bars and slice into 9 squares; these taste best stored in the fridge.

Notes

  • If you don’t have time/forget to soak the cashews, then place the cashews in a glass baking dish and cover with boiling water. Let sit while you make the crust, then drain and use.

did you make this?

Tag @delishknowledge on Instagram and hashtag it #delishknowledge