In a food processor or a high powered blender (I have a Blendtec, combine dates and up to 1 cup of nuts. (If you want a more textured Larabar bite, add 1/3 cup of nuts. If you want a completely smooth Larabar bite, add all the nuts.)
Process the nuts and dates until you have a thick, yet mostly smooth mixture. Remove mixture to a medium bowl.
Add the remaining ingredients and mix well with a spoon. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Using a cookie scoop, scoop the mixture into balls onto the parchment paper. If desired, gently roll the balls with your fingers to shape.
The Larabar bites are ready to eat at this point, but we prefer to eat them after they’ve firmed up in the freezer for at least 30 minutes. Store pumpkin Larabar bites in the freezer.