Gluten Free Pumpkin Sunflower Freezer Bites

Ingredients

For the pumpkin base:
  • ½ cup coconut butter (see ingredient tip at end of recipe)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • ¼ cup virgin coconut oil
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pure pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
For the sunflower swirl:
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened sunflower seed butter
  • ½ ounce unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1½ teaspoons virgin coconut oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons sunflower seeds, for sprinkling (optional)

Directions

Make the pumpkin base:

  1. In a small pot over low heat, combine the coconut butter, honey, and coconut oil.
  2. Whisk constantly until everything is melted.
  3. Pour the mixture into a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Add the pumpkin, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Puree until smooth.
  5. Transfer to the lined baking dish and spread it out evenly.

Make the sunflower swirl:

  1. In a small pot over low heat, combine the sunflower seed butter, chocolate, honey, and coconut oil.
  2. Whisk constantly until melted and smooth.
  3. Drop the mixture in small spoonfuls over the pumpkin layer.
  4. Using the tip of a knife, gently swirl the sunflower mixture into the pumpkin mixture in small figure-eight motions.
  5. Sprinkle sunflower seeds over the top, if using.
  6. Freeze for 3-4 hours until firm.
  7. Cut into 16 squares.
  8. Store the squares in an airtight container in the freezer. Serve slightly thawed.

Servings

Makes 16 squares

On those sunny autumn days when summer heat decides to linger, these are the perfect treats to make. Think of them as a more snack-like, frozen version of pumpkin pie…without all the butter, flour, and sugar! I like to enjoy them with a glass of cold almond milk for a truly satisfying dessert that’s not too heavy.

Ingredient Tip: Please note that coconut butter is different from coconut oil. Find it at natural food stores or online at Amazon.com.

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