Heat your oven to 350 degrees and line the bottom of an 8x8 inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang to use as a handle to get the bars out of the pan once chilled.
In a large bowl, beat the maple syrup and coconut oil together using an electric hand beater until creamy and well combined. Stir in the coconut flour, pumpkin pie spice and salt until it forms a dough.
Press the dough evenly into the bottom of the pan and bake until the edges are a deep golden brown, and the middle is lightly golden, about 14-15 minutes. ** Your crust will probably have risen and cracked a little bit when it comes out of the oven, use the back of a small spoon to pack it down so it’s flat and crack-free. Let cool for 1 hour before starting the topping.
Additionally, as soon as the crust comes out of the oven, whisk the flax meal with the warm water and refrigerate, so the egg can gel up for the hour that the crust is cooling.
In the meantime, place the pecans onto a cookie sheet in a single layer and bake them into the oven until they darken and smell "nutty" about 8-10 minutes. Let cool and then roughly chop and set aside.
Once the crust has cooled for 1 hours, combine the remaining coconut sugar, maple syrup, coconut oil, Pumpkin Pie Extract and salt in a large sauce pan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Boil for one minute, stirring frequently and then remove from heat. Let the mixture stand at room temperature for 5 minutes.
Once it has sat, add the chilled flax eggs and mix well. Finally, stir in the chopped pecans until they are coated in the sugar mixture.
Pour the topping over the crust, using a spoon to spread out and make sure the sugar mixture and pecans are evenly coating the crust. Press the pecans lightly so they lay flat.
Dollop the canned pumpkin over top of the pecan mixture and use a sharp knife to swirl it around.
Bake until the filling looks set, about 20 minutes. Let stand until it comes down to room temperature. Then, refrigerate for at least 6 hours - overnight ***
Once chilled, slice and DEVOUR. ****