Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Pumpkin Spice Bars

I feel like the biggest slacker on this blog lately, but my sweet little miss is really trying to drag out these last few days of pregnancy.  So to make myself feel a little less guilty, I whipped up one of my all time favorite fall baked goods to share with all of you today!  I wanted to blog about these last year, but for whatever reason, never got around to it.

Pumpkin Spice Bars

Preheat oven to 350.  Line a 11x15" pan with foil.

Mix together:

2 c. crushed graham crackers or gingersnap crumbs
7 T. melted butter
1/4 c. sugar

Spread mixture into baking pan and flatten/smooth out to make an even crust.
(**Side note: I have used 1 1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs, and it still works.  So if you have little hands at your house that steal graham crackers like I have at mine, you'll be fine.  Also.  7 tablespoons of butter is 1 tablespoon short of one stick, so I generally just use an entire stick of butter)

Bake for approximately 6 minutes; or until fragrant.  Cool completely.

Then, mix together:

2 c. flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 2/3 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt


4 eggs
1 can (15oz) pumpkin puree
1 c. vegetable oil

Pour on top of graham cracker crust and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.  Cool completely and frost with your favorite homemade OR store bought cream cheese frosting.  Feel free to sprinkle with any fall/Halloween sprinkles, or just leave plain.

These are delicious and perfect to take to any gathering this fall!!


Sarah @ Simply Sarah Style said...

These look so delicious! I'm craving everything pumpkin right now. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Daydreaming Realist said...

yum! I saw this photo and had to come over here and let you know that it looks so beautiful and tasty! I love pumpkin spice desserts for the fall season. I'm pinning this :) My little one loves to put sprinkles on things that I bake--so pretty.

Have a nice week!
Daydreaming Realist

Winnie said...

These look delicious, beautiful and tempting

I am LOVD said...

Wonderful recipe I'll have to try soon! Thanks for linking up! So excited to have co-hosted with SPARK today! LOVD tidings, Lilly

Kayla A. said...

Oh these look and sound so yummy!! I'm bookmarking to make this for later! =]

Robin Allen said...

Yum! New follower from Happy Hour Projects. Pinned it and can't wait to try it! I hope you'll find time to stop by my blog, too.

keri @ shaken together said...

These bars look SO yummy! I love the gingersnap crust - they're my favorite! Pinned and thanks for sharing them at the party!

Mariel said...

Mmmm...looks delicious! I would love to have you stop by 'Or so she says...' and share your great ideas at the link party, going on right now (and every weekend.) Hope to see you there!

Anonymous said...

Hello Alyssa! Found you at the Make the Scene Monday Blog Hop ^^
I liked your blog a lot so I'm following you now.
Hope you get a chance to visit mine too sometime.
Have a great day : ) xx

Annmarie Pipa said...

good luck with everything!!
these bars look fabulous..thank you for the recipe.

Mariel said...

Thanks for sharing your great recipe with the 'Or so she says...' readers! The newest link party just kicked off today (every Sat. - Tues), I would love to have you back!


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