These adorable seasonal treats in collaboration with Manitoba Harvest are perfect for this time of year. Featuring Hemp Yeah! Honey & Oats Granola, Organic Hemp Hearts, pumpkin puree, and all the warming spices, Pumpkin Spice Hemp Crispy Treats are sure to be a family favourite.
They are best enjoyed cold, and I would recommend eating alongside a cup of ginger or chai tea for a high-powered snack. Each serving of hemp hearts (about 3 tablespoons) contains 10g of protein, the perfect balance of omega 3 fatty acids, and necessary nutrients like magnesium, fibre, zinc, and iron. This treat contains no tricks!
Pumpkin Spice Hemp Crispy Treats
- 2 Tbsp. virgin coconut oil plus a little more for greasing
- ⅔ cup / 160ml unsalted nut or seed butter of your choice
- ⅔ cup / 160ml creamed honey
- ⅓ cup / 80ml pumpkin puree homemade or canned
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp. ground ginger
- ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
- ⅛ tsp. ground clove
- heaping ¼ tsp. fine sea salt
- 2 cups / 200 Manitoba Harvest Hemp Yeah! Honey & Oats Granola Purchase here!
- 2 cups / 85g puffed brown rice crisps
- 1 cup / 150g Manitoba Harvest Organic Hemp Hearts Purchase here!
- 3 Tbsp. chia seeds
- a few pinches flaky sea salt to garnish if desired
- Rub a little coconut oil in an 7″x11″ (20x30cm) baking pan to grease.
- Melt the coconut oil in a large saucepan over low heat. Add the nut butter, honey, pumpkin puree, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove, and fine salt, and stir to combine. Remove from heat.
- While the mixture is warming, combine the granola, rice crisps, hemp seeds, and chia in a large bowl.
- Pour the liquid mixture over the dry ingredients and stir quickly to combine (it cools fast and becomes too difficult to mix), then transfer to the greased baking pan and smooth out the top – using the back of a large spoon or spatula rubbed with a little coconut oil really helps. Once smooth and even, sprinkle the top with flaky salt if desired. Place in the freezer to firm up (at least one hour), then slice into bars or squares and enjoy. Store the bars in a tightly sealed container in the freezer. Note that these do not store well at room temperature, and should be served cold.