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Vegan no bake pumpkin bars with a gluten-free chocolate glaze

No bake pumpkin bars

Healthy no bake pumpkin bars which are vegan, gluten-free, paleo-friendly, refined sugar-free and very easy to make. No baking skills required!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12 bars



  • 16 soft dates pitted (120 g) (soak in hot water if your dates aren't soft)
  • 1/2 cup oats GF (45 g)
  • 1/4 cup nuts or seeds of choice (30 g)
  • 1/4 cup dried mulberries (30 g) (*see recipe notes for alternatives)
  • Optional: 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Pumpkin filling

  • 1 1/4 cup pumpkin puree (300 g)
  • 1 cup oat flour (GF oats ground into flour) (100 g) (**see recipe notes for alternatives)
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seed butter (80 g) (***see recipe notes for alternatives)
  • 1/4 agave syrup or maple syrup (80 g)
  • Ground allspice and cinnamon to taste

Chocolate glaze


  • Line a 7x5 or 6x6-inch pan with parchment paper (you could also use a round 6-inch springform)
  • Blend the ingredients for the crust in your food processor until the dough gets crumbly and sticks together if you press it between your fingers. If it's too dry add a few more dates. Spread the crust in the pan, set aside
  • Now blend all ingredients for the pumpkin filling in your food processor or blender until everything is well combined
  • Spread pumpkin filling onto the crust and put the pan in the freezer for about half an hour
  • Combine the ingredients for the chocolate glaze in a bowl (using a whisk works best) and spread the glaze on the pumpkin filling. Read my blog post (above) to learn about other frosting options
  • Freeze again for at least 2 hours until set. Release from pan and cut into bars
  • Let the bars thaw before you enjoy them. Store leftovers in the freezer


  • *If you don't have dried mulberries, then double the amount of nuts
  • **You could use almond flour instead of oat flour for a paleo version. If you want to use coconut flour I would suggest using just half of a cup (or even less), because coconut flour is very absorbent.
  • ***You can use almond butter, peanut butter or any other nut/seed butter
The Nutrition Facts are for one bar if you cut the batch into 12 square bars. Calculation includes the chocolate glaze.