'Tis the season to be spooky! To celebrate Halloween, the talented Charlotte Roberts has created these not-so-scary Pumpkin Pie protein bars! Not only do these bars look amazing, they taste great too! Give 'em a go - share with the trick or treat-ers or stash them away for yourself (we won't judge!). Head over to Charley's Instagram for more tasty treats and healthy recipes.

Ingredients

 

Base

1 cup oats
1 cup dates
1 tbsp coconut oil

 

Filling

1/2 cup light cream cheese
1 cup cooked pumpkin
1 tsp ground cinnamon
A pinch of nutmeg
A pinch of cloves
1/2 tbsp ground ginger
1 heaped tbsp honey
2 scoops of Hydra 6® protein powder, Peanut Nutter
A dash of almond milk
1 tbsp coconut oil
80ml coconut cream or coconut milk

 

Topping

70g dark chocolate
1 heaped tsp coconut oil
2 tbsp Carb Killa® spread, White Chocolate
Edible sugar eyes

 

Method

1) First, add the oats into a food processor and blitz to form a 'dough'. Then, pour in the dates and the coconut oil and blend again until well combined
2) Next, press the dough into a lined baking tin or tray, pressing firmly to create a smooth, flat base. Pop this into the freezer to set
3) While the base sets, make the filling. Blitz all of the filling ingredients in a blender until you're left with a smooth filling
4) Take the set base out of the freezer and pour the filling on top. Then, place pack in the freezer to set for a further few hours
5) Once set, slice into 10 even-sized bars. Melt the dark chocolate and drizzle this on top of the bars
6) Then, melt the Carb Killa® spread in the same pan as the chocolate to create a dark and white chocolate mixture. Drizzle this over the bars
7) Finish by adding the edible eyes then store in the fridge or freezer

Give these Pumpkin Pie protein bars a go and make sure you tag us in your photos! On the hunt for more tasty, protein packed treats to whip up? Visit the Grenade blog!