pumpkin pie bars

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

{photo credit: me}

it's december 12th, and i feel weird posting a recipe for pumpkin bars. i feel like once thanksgiving is over, only recipes involving crushed candy canes and cupcakes in the shape of santa's face are allowed in blog land. not that i have anything against eating a miniature cake shaped like jolly old saint nick. i'd eat that cupcake like it was my job. i have a feeling i'd be really good at it, too. probably would get promoted by the end of my first day. 

it's still technically fall until the 21st or something, so i'm going to push aside my weird, irrational thoughts about pumpkin recipes and just go for it. i'm making it into a big deal, and it is not. what would be a big deal is if i talked about santa cupcakes for another paragraph. 

pumpkin pie bars


cake dough crust:
1 box yellow cake mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine (melted)
1 egg

pumpkin filling ingredients:
1 16 oz. can of libby's pumpkin pie mix (i accidentally bought the honking 32 oz. can for my recipe, and it still turned out delicious). 
2 eggs
2/3 cup of milk

cookie topping
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup soft margarine


mix cake mix, melted butter, and egg together. reserve 1 cup for topping.

spread remainder on the bottom of 9 x13 dish.

blend the pumpkin filling ingredients together and pour on top of the cake dough crust.

mix sugar, cinnamon, and soft butter. add this mixture to the 1 cup of reserved topping.

spoon or sprinkle this mixture over the pumpkin filling. bake 350° for 50-60 minutes until filling is cooked through but crust is not burned. 

ok. enough words. time to eat. 

{photo credit: me}


  1. These look SO GOOD! Thank you for posting a pumpkin recipe in December - for real, it's not too late! I wish the pumpkin season lasted longer!

  2. Your cupcake-eating-job remark has me busting a gut over here!! You're witty. I like it! ;) Can't help but follow you!



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