Monday, October 15, 2012

Pumpkin DROOL Bars are gooey goodness that make for the best treats at Halloween

Pumpkin DROOL Bars
Oh there's just something about caramel, autumn, pumpkin, and gooey goodness this time of year. These treats will have you drooling!

1/3 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 ounces scream cheese, softened
3/4 cup pumpkin puree, use paper towels to soak up excess water
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup butterscotch chips
1/2 cup cashews, rough chop
3/4 cup coconut, sweetened
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk (with 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla added)
Caramel sauce to drizzle (your favorite)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place melted butter and graham cracker crumbs into a bowl; mix to combine. Press into the bottom of mini cheesecake cups or large muffin tins. Bake for 8 minutes then remove from oven.
In a bowl beat the pumpkin, softened cream cheese, salt, and spices until smooth. Spoon evenly over each graham cracker crust. Next layer chips evenly over pumpkin layer following with cashews, coconut and condensed milk. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until top is golden brown. Remove and allow to cool. Before bars completely cool, take a plastic knife and run around edges to loosen. It becomes very sticky and difficult to remove from the cups if you do not loosen. Once cooled, carefully remove from cups and arrange onto serving tray. Drizzle with warm caramel and serve.


Joy Tilton said...

I simply can't get enough pumpkin this year! Pefect name by the way for these Drool Bars!

Angie's Recipes said...

I have been obsessed with pumpkin! These bars look droolworthy!

Katie Clooney said...

Great name for them. They look positively delish!

Julie said...

These look delicious! I've pinned for future reference. I'd love for you to stop by sometime and share this at my link party.

Have a great evening!


Nicky @ Pink Recipe Box said...

Oh my, that sounds incredible! The list of ingredients seems huge but I bet it's so worth it.

Miz Helen said...

Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
Miz Helen said...

Oh yeah, I'm totally drooling over these!!!! This are so yummy!!!! Love every flavor in these bars!

Still Woods Farmhouse said...

I am drooling! These look delicious This is a recipe I can't wait to try. Visiting from "On the Menu Monday" and am your newest follower! Please stop by Still Woods Farmhouse for a visit!

Jann Olson said...

Anything dripping caramel can't be bad. lol! Yummy! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Love caramel - never thought to use pumpkin in cookie bars like this - they look amazing! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

Jann Olson said...

Hi Libby, just stopped by to let you know that I will be featuring you at Share Your Cup Thursday.

Michelle's Tasty Creations said...

Totally drool worthy! Already printed and pinned. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

I'm drooling! These look divine, thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

Kathy Gossen said...

Oh. My. Yum. This could be really bad for my diet. ;) I'd love to have you link this up to Titus 2 Tuesday on Cornerstone Confessions. Hope to see you there.

Libby Murphy said...

The Los Angeles Times chose to feature this recipe. What a thrill!,0,7593261.story

Charlene@APinchofJoy said...
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Charlene@APinchofJoy said...

These sound absolutely amazing! Can't wait to make them -- pinned. thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

RecipeNewZ said...

Amazing bars with a very appropreate name :-). Loved and pinned!
You have wonderful recipes and it would be great if you shared them with our community at

Sarah Faura said...

I made them and they never set - just became a pile of goo which was not appetizing. Is there a trick here? Only thing I can think is that I didn't drain the pumpkin?

Libby Murphy said...

Drain the pumpkin with paper towels,pressing to get the extra water out of the canned pumpkin. It's already cooked and will have water just like frozen spinach. I'm sorry you had a problem with it.