Hi! It's Jilly. I'm super pumped to have my friend IN REAL LIFE Alyssa guest posting today. Everything in her Etsy shop is darling, and everything she makes is yummy! Happy to have this recipe of hers for my own personal use now. Mwahahahaha! Enjoy!
Hi! My name is Alyssa, and I blog over at Kadydid Designs. I blog about just about everything; recipes, DIY projects, regular mommy-hood and a bit about my Etsy shop. I've known Jillian for quite awhile (we became friends while her sweet family was living in Phoenix) and I am so excited to be sharing one of my favorite things about fall on her blog today.
One of my all time favorite treats to make in the fall is Pumpkin Spice Bars. I love using fresh pumpkin in them, and I end up making them way more than I should. But - it's fall, right? You've got to soak up all the pumpkin deliciousness while you can! (If you've never tried roasting your own pumpkins before, here's a quick "tutorial")
Preheat oven to 350. Line a 11x15" pan with foil.
2 c. crushed graham crackers or gingersnap crumbs
7 T. melted butter
1/4 c. sugar
Spread mixture into baking pan and flatten/smooth out to make an even crust.
(**Side note: I have used 1 1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs, and it still works. So if you have little hands at your house that steal graham crackers like I have at mine, you'll be fine. Also. 7 tablespoons of butter is 1 tablespoon short of one stick, so I generally just use an entire stick of butter)
Bake for approximately 6 minutes; or until fragrant. Cool completely.
Then, mix together:
2 c. flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 2/3 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 can (15oz) pumpkin puree
1 c. vegetable oil
Pour on top of graham cracker crust and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Cool completely and frost with your favorite homemade OR store bought cream cheese frosting. Feel free to sprinkle with any fall/Halloween sprinkles, or just leave plain.
These are delicious and perfect to take to any gathering this fall!!
Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe, Alyssa! It looks so easy to throw together, and I bet it makes your house smell amazing!
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