Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

My dear friend Scott brought me a pumpkin cake last week – a thick 9 x 13 cake with a giant mound of cream cheese icing. After sneaking pieces of it for days, I finally asked him for the recipe, and he kindly emailed it over. After reading throug…

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

My dear friend Scott brought me a pumpkin cake last week – a thick 9 x 13 cake with a giant mound of cream cheese icing. After sneaking pieces of it for days, I finally asked him for the recipe, and he kindly emailed it over. After reading through it, I realized that I had the recipe – it was identical to the pumpkin bars I made at almost every bakery and coffeehouse I worked in previously. It had been years since I made them, but being inspired by the tasty cake I set to work and made them in bar form for my children (who were also huge fans of the cake). I spent an afternoon tinkering with the recipe *just* a bit – trading some granulated sugar for maple syrup and brown sugar, bumping up the spices, and adding a little more cream cheese and a little less powdered sugar to the frosting. We all appreciated the changes, and my mom even asked me to bring the bars (instead of pumpkin pie!) to Thanksgiving. I’m considering it.  A few things *It’s been hard to find my book, 100 Cookies! I’m sorry if you are having trouble locating it. […]

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Salted Peanut Butter Cup Bars.

Chocolate peanut butter bars are basically my dream dessert.  Seriously. Is there ANY better combo?! I think not. Yes, there are other delicious things like brown butter and sage, tomato and basil and salt and vinegar, but peanut butter tops ALL for me. A dip of a peanut butter spoon into chocolate chips solves everything.  […]

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Chocolate peanut butter bars are basically my dream dessert. 

salted chocolate peanut butter bars

Seriously. Is there ANY better combo?! I think not.

pouring chocolate on peanut butter bars

Yes, there are other delicious things like brown butter and sage, tomato and basil and salt and vinegar, but peanut butter tops ALL for me.

A dip of a peanut butter spoon into chocolate chips solves everything. 

Solves all. I swear. 

salted peanut butter cup bars

That’s why peanut butter bars should totally happen for you this weekend! They are the perfect indulgent treat that everyone loves.

Errr, almost everyone. Can you believe that Eddie doesn’t love chocolate peanut butter?! I mean. HOW?! WHY?!

Does not compute for me.

salted peanut butter cup bars

These bars are a big bite of nostalgic. We ate these bars ALL the time as kids. They remind me of my grandma’s two toned fudge at christmas, but better, because… chocolate peanut butter of course. Mother Lovett rarely made peanut butter treats. All of the kids loved them, but the adults preferred more “grown up” flavors (as I called them), like butterscotch and chocolate walnut. Anytime peanut butter made an appearance, it was literally a treat. 

salted peanut butter cup bars

My favorite part of these bars? The graham cracker crumbs in the crust. They provide a little bit of texture and add some graham-like flavor that I adore. I love graham cracker crusts in general, so mixing them into this base is just delicious. There is a bit of a crunch and it’s perfect. 

These bars are no-bake but do require a little bit of fridge time. You can make them in a 9×13 inch dish for thin bars, or a 9×9 dish for thick bars. I suggest cutting them into tiny square because they are RICH! And indulgent. 

salted peanut butter cup bars

What are your Halloween plans this year?! Trick or treating is still on here, and we may plan on a safe distanced trick or treat, depending on the week. But I also am allll about making some treats at home that bring in the good feels. Things that taste like our favorite candy, but better! Think this almond butter snickers tart and these bars here.

Pretty sure we’re all set!

salted peanut butter cup bars

Salted Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

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Salted Peanut Butter Cup Bars

These salted peanut butter bars and like a giant homemade peanut butter cup in bar form! Perfect when you need an indulgent treat.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Fridge Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12 people+
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter, (do not use natural PB!)
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups milk or dark chocolate chips, your preference
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon flaked salt

Instructions

  • Line a 9x13 inch pan (for thin bars) or a 9x9 inch pan (for thick bars) with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat together the butter, peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs, sugar and vanilla until combined. Press the dough into the bottom of the pan.
  • Melt together the chocolate and coconut oil. I like to use the coconut oil because it helps firm the chocolate, but if you don’t have it/like it/are allergic, you can skip it. Once the chocolate is melted, pour it over the peanut butter layer and spread it evenly. Sprinkle with flaked salt.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 to 2 hours before serving. To serve, cut into small squares. These are rich and decadent, so a small piece goes a long way!

salted peanut butter cup bars

This bite is everything.

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Rice Krispie Treats

Extra marshmallows, sea salt, and a super-thick bar make for the BEST Rice Krispie Treats. You will love these easy, no-bake treats, they are always a crowd pleaser! When it comes to no-bake treats, Rice Krispie Treats are king. They’re a universal fav…

Extra marshmallows, sea salt, and a super-thick bar make for the BEST Rice Krispie Treats. You will love these easy, no-bake treats, they are always a crowd pleaser! When it comes to no-bake treats, Rice Krispie Treats are king. They’re a universal favorite and I promise you that this is the BEST Rice Krispie Treat…

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whole lemon meringue pie bars

I’ve apparently been wanting to make lemon meringue pie bars for at least eight years, as per my decade-plus log of everything I want to cook. Three different times I’ve tried to draft a recipe but I always got stuck on how much wa…

I’ve apparently been wanting to make lemon meringue pie bars for at least eight years, as per my decade-plus log of everything I want to cook. Three different times I’ve tried to draft a recipe but I always got stuck on how much was involved, both in three separate cooking processes and eggs, just so many eggs. Whole eggs in the lemon portion, egg whites for the topping… it just felt like a lot, if not a dealbreaker, enough reason for me to pause on the idea until I had a more efficient way to approach it.

grahams or digestives, sugar, salt, buttercold butter crumb crustpress-in crustready to par-bake

I found it in Susan Spungen’s (who you might remember from this Perfect Tarte Tatin) latest cookbook, Open Kitchen, which focuses on cooking for casual entertaining, a distant memory these days but I do love the breezy-feeling recipes here. Spungen is a recipe developer and food stylist and I know that the latter connotes images of a person moving parsley around with tweezers or using dental grip to keep a cookie in place on set, in reality, most food stylists I know arrive at work and are handed a stack of recipes that may or may not even work, which they have to cook and plate them in a very short window of time. The food stylists I know are very good cooks, skilled at cutting to the chase of a recipe. Spungen’s book benefits from this.

eggs, butter, lemonlemon, butter, yolks, sugarblend until very smoothpour onto crust and bake

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Homemade Granola Bars

These no-bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars are the BEST homemade granola bars! They are easy to make and SO much better than store bought! They are satisfying, sweet, and a great grab and go snack! Best Homemade Granola Bars Do your kids g…

These no-bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars are the BEST homemade granola bars! They are easy to make and SO much better than store bought! They are satisfying, sweet, and a great grab and go snack! Best Homemade Granola Bars Do your kids go through snacks like crazy? My boys are constantly asking for…

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Whole Meyer Lemon Meringue Bars

I’ve been working hard the last few weeks on finishing up projects, finishing book edits (my cookie book comes out October 2020!), working on posts for Breadin5, and helping my kids with distance learning (which seems like another full-time job)….

whole meyer lemon meringue bars

I’ve been working hard the last few weeks on finishing up projects, finishing book edits (my cookie book comes out October 2020!), working on posts for Breadin5, and helping my kids with distance learning (which seems like another full-time job). I haven’t had much time to bake from some of the beautiful cookbooks I received the last few months, but I finally was able to sneak in some time and made these beautiful bars from Susan Spungen’s new cookbook Open Kitchen. Susan’s book is about the “concept of ‘get-ahead cooking.’ Once you discover the joy of getting ahead, you will be come a planner even if you never were before…[c]ooking is how you learn to be a good cook. Just like everything else, cooking is a practice, so as you keep cooking you’ll find yourself getting more and more comfortable and better and better at it.”  **** A few things:  *My friends over at Pure & Clear are now offering delivery for not only their unique ice and crystal clear ice, but also from other local Minneapolis businesses. Such as! Patisserie 46 macarons, Baker’s Field flours, and MilkJam Ice Cream, along with other great local brands. They also ship nationwide.  […]

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The Luckiest Rice Krispie Treats.

Why yes, I am making lucky charms krispie treats! I’m putting on my slightly wonky, embarrassed emoji face. Because we’re doing this today. With everything going on in our world right now, I figured a little throwback, simple, trashed up rice krispie treat would do the trick for Saint Patrick’s Day… that we will probably […]

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Why yes, I am making lucky charms krispie treats!

These lucky charms rice krispie treats are a throwback recipe to one of my favorite childhood treats! Here's a little festive twist for Saint Patrick's Day.

I’m putting on my slightly wonky, embarrassed emoji face. Because we’re doing this today.

lucky charms marshmallows

With everything going on in our world right now, I figured a little throwback, simple, trashed up rice krispie treat would do the trick for Saint Patrick’s Day… that we will probably all spend at home! While I photographed this recipe weeks ago in anticipation for the holiday, its retro vibe is giving me all the feels for one of my favorite childhood treats. 

Honestly, right now I’m in constant not-trying-to-panic mode. As someone who has had major anxiety over sickness and my loved ones getting sick since I was a child, I’m trying not to freak out. So we’re staying home and I’ll be cooking up a storm with what I can – mostly to distract myself and feed everyone delicious food and hopefully give you a few minutes to take your mind off everything.

I’ll be doing what I do right here everyday, so please stop in and chat! 

These lucky charms rice krispie treats are a throwback recipe to one of my favorite childhood treats! Here's a little festive twist for Saint Patrick's Day.

Now!

Big time question for you. How do you feel about the marshmallows?

I know some people looooaaathe them. The crisp, crunch, almost like styrofoam. Eddie has a severe aversion to styrofoam (it’s funny) so he can’t even IMAGINE eating the marshmallows. 

But I’m the odd one out and love the texture. While I’ve never really cared to eat a bowl of Lucky Charms with milk, I DO want to crunch on a few marshmallows here and there.

These lucky charms rice krispie treats are a throwback recipe to one of my favorite childhood treats! Here's a little festive twist for Saint Patrick's Day.

So, this is kind of my dream. Crisp, chewy, marshmallowy rice krispie treats studded with lucky charms marshmallows AND topped with them.

Also, side note – the marshmallows today are so ridiculous and outrageous! When I was a kid, they looked nothing like this. 

These lucky charms rice krispie treats are a throwback recipe to one of my favorite childhood treats! Here's a little festive twist for Saint Patrick's Day.

If you want to make a fun, embarrassingly easy treat at home, I’ve got you. We all need a little nostalgia right now! 

 If you want to make something a little more complicated, yet still festive, try these lucky charms cupcakes! Or this one bowl whiskey fudge cake

And if you want to pretend that we can make lucky charms halfway decent, there’s this cereal milk chia pudding too. 

These lucky charms rice krispie treats are a throwback recipe to one of my favorite childhood treats! Here's a little festive twist for Saint Patrick's Day.

Look at that crispy crunchiness.

These lucky charms rice krispie treats are a throwback recipe to one of my favorite childhood treats! Here's a little festive twist for Saint Patrick's Day.

The rainbows are definitely my favorite!

These lucky charms rice krispie treats are a throwback recipe to one of my favorite childhood treats! Here's a little festive twist for Saint Patrick's Day.

This is obviously a treat you can make ahead of time. One you can slice and package up for someone too.

Oh and you can also make a larger pan, I just happen to like really thick rice krispie treats. So I go with a square pan.

These lucky charms rice krispie treats are a throwback recipe to one of my favorite childhood treats! Here's a little festive twist for Saint Patrick's Day.

The texture freak in me can’t help it.

These lucky charms rice krispie treats are a throwback recipe to one of my favorite childhood treats! Here's a little festive twist for Saint Patrick's Day.

While it’s not some wild and crazy new recipe, Max absolutely LOVED doing this and thought it was so fun. It’s such a simple and festive way to get a quick treat out for Saint Patrick’s Day!

These lucky charms rice krispie treats are a throwback recipe to one of my favorite childhood treats! Here's a little festive twist for Saint Patrick's Day.

Lucky Charms Krispie Treats

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Lucky Charms Rice Krispie Treats

These lucky charms rice krispie treats are a throwback recipe to one of my favorite childhood treats! Here's a little festive twist for Saint Patrick's Day.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 to 16 squares
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 10- ounce bag of mini marshmallows
  • 6 to 7 cups crisped rice cereal
  • 2 cups lucky charms marshmallows (or as many as you can find in the bag!

Instructions

  • Line a 9x9-inch baking dish with parchment paper or spray it with nonstick spray. You can also use a 9x13 inch baking dish, the squares just won't be as thick!
  • In a large pot, melt the butter over low heat. Once the butter is melted and even a little browned, stir in the mini marshmallows. Stir until the mixture is creamy and the marshmallows have melted.
  • Turn off the heat and fold in the rice krispies. Completely mix until all the rice cereal is mixed in. Stir in 1 cup of the lucky charms marshmallows and fold them in for a few minutes. Press the mixture into the dish. I like to press it down with a piece of parchment paper so it gets super smooth on top and it doesn't stick to the spoon. Then I press the remaining lucky charm marshmallows into the top! Let them set for about an hour. Slice into squares and serve!

These lucky charms rice krispie treats are a throwback recipe to one of my favorite childhood treats! Here's a little festive twist for Saint Patrick's Day.

Those colors though!

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One Bowl Blondies

These soft and chewy blondies have a vanilla, brown sugar base and are a family favorite dessert. And the best part? You only need ONE bowl to make them! Blondies Cookies, brownies, and blondies are my favorite desserts. I appreciate fancy, elegant des…

These soft and chewy blondies have a vanilla, brown sugar base and are a family favorite dessert. And the best part? You only need ONE bowl to make them! Blondies Cookies, brownies, and blondies are my favorite desserts. I appreciate fancy, elegant desserts, but when it comes down to it, give me simple! Blondies are…

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Salted Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.

These chocolate chip cookie bars are GOLD.  Okay so no big deal but you have to drop what you’re doing right now and go make these. YES LIKE RIGHT NOW!! Last weekend I shared some stories of these on instagram and in my weekend post, and you guys have been blowing up my messages ever […]

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These chocolate chip cookie bars are GOLD. 

These brown butter chocolate chip cookie bars are chewy, chocolately and sprinkled with flaky salt. What else do you need in life?!

Okay so no big deal but you have to drop what you’re doing right now and go make these. YES LIKE RIGHT NOW!!

brown butter

Last weekend I shared some stories of these on instagram and in my weekend post, and you guys have been blowing up my messages ever since. I knew the recipe had to get out ASAP, so here we are! I made them again (life is so hard) just to photograph and share with you this week. Because they need to make an appearance in your kitchen this weekend.

Hello saturday treat! 

brown butter

These bars are chewy and perfectly flavored. Studded with both milk chocolate and dark chocolate. Dreamy! 

brown butter chocolate chip cookie dough

The biggest and best part?

They start with two whole sticks of butter… BROWNED. Oh yes, we brown two entire sticks of butter. Seriously just throw all your candles away because this will make your house smell like absolute heaven. I no longer need to burn any home fragrance – I’m just going to brown butter when I want to impress friends and make our house smell lovely. 

chocolate chip cookie dough

There is so much brown butter in this recipe that you can taste it in the bars. Which I know sounds a little crazy, but the thing is, when cookies or bars are made with brown butter, sometimes it’s hard to taste the brown butter inside. Unless it’s a glaze or something. You get me?

This is a totally different story. These bars have the most brown buttery, almost caramely, almost butterscotch-like flavor. They are seriously the best chocolate chip bars I’ve ever made!

These brown butter chocolate chip cookie bars are chewy, chocolately and sprinkled with flaky salt. What else do you need in life?!

Some other exciting points:

The butter doesn’t have to be softened because we are browning it anyway.

You don’t have to use a stand mixer for this recipe! Just stir it up.

Aside from browning the butter, the recipe comes together SO quickly. If you’re really in a pinch you don’t HAVE to brown the butter, but I mean… 

The bars bake for 30 minutes then cool. You can get these made and baked within one hour. You’ll have to wait a bit for them to cool, but if you’re taking them somewhere – just take and slice once you’re there! 

These brown butter chocolate chip cookie bars are chewy, chocolately and sprinkled with flaky salt. What else do you need in life?!

Now here’s the other thing – I do like a thicker bar, and I went back and forth on if I should show these made in an 8×8 pan instead. The thing is, they are really rich and just SO good made in the 9×13 pan, albeit a bit thinner. They serve a crowd and you can also wrap and freeze leftovers.

If you’re really in a pinch though, you can cut the recipe in half and do an 8×8 pan.

These brown butter chocolate chip cookie bars are chewy, chocolately and sprinkled with flaky salt. What else do you need in life?!

My favorite part, aside from the brown butter (of course!!!) is the flaky salt on top.

OMG. It adds a little texture and crunch, and obviously a salty bite to the rich, decadent melty chocolate and caramely baked dough.

These brown butter chocolate chip cookie bars are chewy, chocolately and sprinkled with flaky salt. What else do you need in life?!

And see how the top layer of the bars are also thin and crisp? The texture is so good and also means everyone doesn’t have to fight for the outer edges.

These brown butter chocolate chip cookie bars are chewy, chocolately and sprinkled with flaky salt. What else do you need in life?!

Give me all of these bars!

I hope they appear in your kitchen ASAP. And head over to instagram, so you can see me make them on my stories today!

These brown butter chocolate chip cookie bars are chewy, chocolately and sprinkled with flaky salt. What else do you need in life?!

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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Salted Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

These brown butter chocolate chip cookie bars are chewy, chocolately and sprinkled with flaky salt. What else do you need in life?!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 people +
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, loosely packed
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • maldon flaked salt, for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Have a 9x13 inch baking dish out.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Place the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and let the mixture bubble, stirring occasionally, until brown bits begin to appear on the bottom. Once the brown bits appear, turn the heat off and continue to stir for about 30 seconds. Let the butter cool slightly. Take a pastry brush and brush a bit of the butter all over the bottom and sides of the 9x13 inch dish.
  • Place the brown sugar in a large bowl. Pour in the brown butter and mix until combined combined and smooth - the sugar will somewhat dissolve. Add the eggs one at a time, stirring immediately after so they don’t cook if the butter is still warm. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Use a wooden spoon to stir in the dry ingredients until they are almost combined. Stir in the chocolate chips until they are evenly dispersed.
  • Press the mixture into the buttered dish. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and set in the center. Remove the dish and immediately sprinkle the top with flaked salt. Let cool completely before slicing into squares.

Notes

slightly adapted from food network

These brown butter chocolate chip cookie bars are chewy, chocolately and sprinkled with flaky salt. What else do you need in life?!

Life is made.

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Gooey Pumpkin Bars.

Introducing my long time love: pumpkin gooey bars!  Okay guys. I know I’ve told you about the pumpkin dream cake and how fantastic it is, but I’m coming in hot with ANOTHER pumpkin dessert this year that you are going to love. Seriously, everyone will freak.  These bars are a staple in my kitchen and […]

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Introducing my long time love: pumpkin gooey bars! 

Pumpkin gooey bars are a decadent chocolate, coconut and pumpkin dessert! Crunchy graham crust, gooey pumpkin center and a crisp topping. Yum!

Okay guys. I know I’ve told you about the pumpkin dream cake and how fantastic it is, but I’m coming in hot with ANOTHER pumpkin dessert this year that you are going to love. Seriously, everyone will freak. 

These bars are a staple in my kitchen and once you make them, everyone asks for the recipe. They are DELISH. 

pumpkin gooey bar batter

I’m getting ridiculously excited that Thanksgiving is so close. It might just be my favorite day of the entire year. I ordered my turkeys, my lists are made and I’ll be sharing everything with you in just a few days. 

Let’s hope this year I don’t dump 10 gallons of turkey brine on my kitchen floor, you know? 

While I’m busy debating if I can wear a jewel-studded headband that may make me look like I’m 11 years old as well as contemplating what sort of centerpiece to put in the table that people will actually appreciate, I figured it was high time you know about these bars. Because I love them.

They are… THEEEEE bars. 

Pumpkin gooey bars are a decadent chocolate, coconut and pumpkin dessert! Crunchy graham crust, gooey pumpkin center and a crisp topping. Yum!

Here’s the deal. 

This was the dessert of the year for us last year. I made these bars just about a billion times – they were a HUGE hit! If you follow me on instagram, you probably know this. I made them and served them on Thanksgiving – the chocolate pumpkin combo hits the spot. Then I made them for my cookie boxes and cut them into tiny squares. I made them on Christmas Eve for our huge cookie tray. 

Basically, they were the only dessert I made for the last two months of 2018. You will want them. 

Pumpkin gooey bars are a decadent chocolate, coconut and pumpkin dessert! Crunchy graham crust, gooey pumpkin center and a crisp topping. Yum!

They sort of remind me of seven layer bars, but they are better than that. They have a graham cracker-ish crust. The gooey pumpkin center is reminiscent of cheesecake. But it’s gooeier and softer and it’s not overly spiced, which you know I love.

On top of that, flaked coconut and chocolate chips, which toast and melt in the oven respectively, creating one of the best flavor combinations known to man. Yes yes yes. 

Pumpkin gooey bars are a decadent chocolate, coconut and pumpkin dessert! Crunchy graham crust, gooey pumpkin center and a crisp topping. Yum!

These are just to die for. Give them a test run this weekend!

Pumpkin gooey bars are a decadent chocolate, coconut and pumpkin dessert! Crunchy graham crust, gooey pumpkin center and a crisp topping. Yum!

 

Pumpkin Gooey Bars

Pumpkin Gooey Bars

Pumpkin gooey bars are a decadent chocolate, coconut and pumpkin dessert! Crunchy graham crust, gooey pumpkin center and a crisp topping. Yum!

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, (melted)
  • 1 8-ounce block cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup pumpkin butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 ½ cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened, flaked coconut
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the graham crumbs and butter until the mixture is moistened. Press the grahams into the bottom of the baking dish to create a crust.
  3. Place the cream cheese in the bowl of your electric mixer. Beat until creamy, then beat in the pumpkin butter, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Beat on medium speed until creamy and combined and no lumps remain. Pour the mixture on top of the graham crust.
  4. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove the dish and sprinkle the coconut on top. Bake for another 20 to 30 minutes, until the coconut is golden and the center of the bars is barely jiggly (it still might jiggle the tiniest big but most of it should be firm!).
  5. Let cool completely. I love to make these the day ahead of time, store them in the fridge and then slice. I also like to keep them stored in the fridge, but they are fine to sit out on a dessert plate!

slightly adapted from williams sonoma

Pumpkin gooey bars are a decadent chocolate, coconut and pumpkin dessert! Crunchy graham crust, gooey pumpkin center and a crisp topping. Yum!

Nothing makes me happier.

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