Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Bars. Light and fluffy bars with a nutty caramel topping and a drizzle of brown butter frosting that deliver all the pumpkin flavors with an added crunchy surprise topping encased in caramel. These easy to make pumpkin bars are so good they don’t need to be covered up with a heavy frosting….just a little drizzle will do! PUMPKIN TIME… IS THE BEST TIME OF THE YEAR!
HOW TO CUT PUMPKIN BARS
For a 15 x 10 x 1 inch pan:
- Use a plastic knife
- Start cutting the width (10 inch side) of the pan, cut down the center
- Divide those two sections in half (you should have four sections)
- Divide the four sections in half (you should have eight sections)
- Turn the pan so that the long side (15 inch) is facing you
- Divide into three equal sections
- You should have 24 bars
TOPPING TO ADD TO PUMPKIN BARS
If you’re making Classic Pumpkin Bars.
- Candy Corn or Pumpkins
- Chocolate Chips
- Pumpkin Spice
- Pumpkin Icing Decorations
- Fall Sprinkles
- Toasted Pecans or Walnuts
- Cream Cheese Frosting
FRESH PUMPKIN VS CANNED PUMPKIN
And which one I prefer:
One year I decided I was going to make my own pumpkin pie filling. First, I did some research on what pumpkin to buy. If you didn’t know… you can’t just cut up and bake your jack-o-lantern and expect it to become a delicious pumpkin pie filling like your beloved Libby’s Pumpkin. So, I found what type of pumpkin to use, cut it into large pieces, baked it and processed it. To my disappointment it wasn’t any better then my trusty canned pumpkin. So, lesson learned…just buy canned. HERE’S WHY…..Libby’s has its own proprietary fruit, a variant of the Dickinson pumpkin (the perfect pumpkin for making pumpkin pie), called Libby Select. In reality, this oval tan-colored squash bears much more resemblance to butternut squash than to the traditional Jack-O-Lantern Halloween pumpkin, in appearance and more significantly in taste and texture.
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More bar recipes to go with your Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Bars. BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE BARS and APPLESAUCE BARS WITH SPICED CREAM CHEESE FROSTING.