The BEST Pumpkin Pie Bars Recipe


 Crust and Topping: – 2 1/4 c. Old Fashioned or Quick oatmeal (dry, uncooked) – 2 1/4 c. All purpose flour – 1 1/2 c. brown sugar – 1 c. butter (2 sticks), melted – 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda – 1 tsp. ground cinnamon – 1/2 tsp. salt – 1/2 c. pecans, roughly chopped



Pumpkin Filling: – 1 (15 oz. can) Pumpkin Puree – 1 (12 oz. can) Evaporated Milk – 3/4 c. granulated sugar – 2 eggs – 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice – 1 tsp. vanilla extract


Step 1: Prepare the crust

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine the oatmeal, flour, brown sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Melt the butter, and pour over mixture. Stir together until completely incorporated and crumbly.

Step 2: Add crust to pan

To a 9x13" pan, add 3/4 of the crust mixture, and press firmly to the bottom of the pan. Make sure to reserve the remaining 1/4 of the crust, as you'll use this for the topping.

Step 3: Prepare filling & bake

In a mixing bowl, add the pumpkin, milk, sugar, eggs, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla. Whisk together until smooth and all ingredients are incorporated. Pour over the top of the pressed crust. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

Step 4: Prepare Crumble

While the crust and pumpkin filling bake, chop the pecans and add to the remaining 1/4 of the crust mixture.

Step 5: Top with crumble

Once the bars have baked for 20 minutes, remove from oven. Top the pumpkin evenly with the pecan/crust crumble. Bake the bars for another 15 minutes.

Step 6: Cool and slice

Remove from oven and let bars come to room temperature before slicing.

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