No Bake Pumpkin Peanut Butter Layer Bars

A no bake nutty base topped with a peanut butter pumpkin caramel and a peanut butter infused chocolate ganache… these layer bars are all kinds of delicious, and come together with minimal effort!

I love a layer bar…a combination of textures, flavours and all the variety of ingredients. When it comes to sweet treats I find it hard to be decisive, there are just so many options. Layering up some of my favourite things just makes it all that bit easier.

These layer bars are hella seasonal, and I love the addition of the pretzel on top for a final hit of crunch. Feel free to sub in some chopped roasted peanuts if you prefer.

I don’t have a lot to say other that go make these bars, they’re super easy to make, I’m a massive fan, and I’m sure you will be too.

This recipe was created for Lifeforce using their peanut butter…this is not a sponsored post.

No Bake Peanut Butter Pumpkin Fudge Layer Bars

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By Serves: 12 - 15 Prep Time: 1 hour Cooking Time: Nada


  • **For the Base**
  • 100g pecans
  • 200g ground almonds
  • 60g Lifeforce Coconut Oil, melted
  • 80ml maple syrup or honey
  • **For the Pumpkin Peanut Butter Layer**
  • 180g Lifeforce Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 120g Lifeforce Coconut Oil
  • 180g canned pumpkin puree*
  • 80ml maple syrup or honey
  • Pinch of salt
  • **For the Topping**
  • 200g dark chocolate of choice roughly chopped
  • 80g smooth Lifeforce Peanut Butter
  • Pretzels for topping, optional



Line an 8inch square tin with baking paper and lightly grease with coconut oil.


Blend pecans to a rough crumb in a mini chopper, blender or food processor.


Mix together all base ingredients in a large bowl.


Place into your prepared tin and spread evenly and pack down with your fingertips or the back of a spoon.


Place into the fridge for 10 minutes.


Mix together all filling ingredients in a bowl. You can just give the one you used for the base a quick rinse out. Blend together filling ingredients using a hand blender. Alternatively you can place them into a blender or food processor for a quick blitz.


Pour filling over the base and place into the fridge for 30 minutes.


Melt chocolate in the microwave using 30 second increments in a heat safe bowl or jug. It should only take a couple of minutes.


Stir in peanut butter.


Pour chocolate over the filling; filling should be firm to the touch.


Lay pretzels over the touch and place into the fridge to firm up fully for a few hours or overnight before slicing. Store sliced bars in the fridge for up to five days or freeze for up to one month.

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