Spiced Pumpkin Caramel Chocolate Flapjack

The best kind of snack right now goes something like this: An oaty flapjack base, smothered with a spiced pumpkin date caramel, topped off with some melted dark chocolate AND another sweet hit with a white chocolate drizzle. A taste of autumn? HELL YES! No need to bake, easy to whip up and great for any time of day for an energy boost. Winner winner indeed πŸ™‚

Ingredients:

For the base –

  • 150g rolled oats (I used Mornflake)
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil (I used The Groovy Food Company)
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup (I used Maple From Canada)

For the spiced pumpkin filling –

  • 100g pumpkin puree
  • 100g dates, soaked in boiling water for 10 minutes (I used Whitworths)
  • 4 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons smooth nut butter of choice (I used Pic’s peanut butter)
  • 2 teaspoons mixed spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 30g coconut flour

For the coating –

  • 100g dark chocolate (I used Montezuma’s)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 30g white chocolate (can be dairy-free)

Get making!

  1. First make the base – Mix together the oats, oil and syrup until combined then press into a lined tin to cover the base in an even layer. Set aside.
  2. Place the pumpkin puree, drained dates, coconut sugar, nut butter, mixed spice and vanilla into a blender or food processor and blend well until smooth. Stir in the coconut flour.
  3. Spread this over the base in an even layer then freeze for 2 hours until firm.
  4. Meanwhile melt the dark chocolate and coconut oil. Remove the tin from the freezer and cut into bars then place on a wire rack. Spoon over the chocolate to cover the tops of each and allow to drip down the sides.
  5. Next melt the white chocolate and drizzle a little over the top of each. Return to the fridge for 10 minutes – then enjoy!