Chewy Pumpkin Pecan Maple Chocolate Chip Granola Bars (egg free, dairy free, with low fat & gluten free options)
These granola bars are so good and so versatile! They taste like a slice of pumpkin pie mixed with warm spices of Autumn and the chewy goodness of an on-the-go chocolate chip granola bar. If you prefer a lower sugar, healthier option, you can cut the sugar in half, and use a fruit puree like mashed banana or applesauce in place of the oil for a low-fat alternative with natural sweeteners from the fruit! The best part is there is no egg or dairy and can easily be made gluten free for a perfect Fall lunch box addition, pre workout snack, or morning grab-and-go breakfast!
I first introduced my original, caramel chew pop idea, when I made my Caramel Chew Red Apple Pops and Inside Out Caramel "Apples"... which inspired me to make my Caramel Chew Pumpkin Pops for Thanksgiving time... which finally led me to these cute little guys. I simply added a cute little jack-o-lantern face to my pumpkin pops and voila! To take these jack-o-lantern pops to the next level, try making them with my 10 Minute Spiced Pumpkin Caramels, for a pumpkin flavored caramel center!