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Pumpkin Pecan Bars

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 12
Author: [email protected]

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup butter room temperatureFiling
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree 16 ounce can
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Combine all of the crust ingredients and beat until mixture is crumbly.
  • Set aside about 1 1/2 cups of the crumb mixture and press remaining mixture into a lightly buttered 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  • Bake at 375° for 10 minutes.
  • While crust is baking, Prepare filling.
  • Beat filling ingredients until well blended and smooth.
  • Spread filling over the crust; sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.
  • Return to oven and bake 25 minutes longer. Cool and cut into bars.

Notes

Gluten Free: Substitute Gluten Free oats, and a gluten free flour mix. Dairy Free: Substitute dairy free milk (i.e.:almond) and dairy free margarine instead of the butter.