The holiday baking season is fast approaching and this weekend I splurged and made a special treat for everyone here at my house. At first I was going to make pumpkin cookies with a cream cheese frosting and then I thought about pumpkin whoopie pies and then I finally decided to combine a couple of our favorite things. Pumpkin and pecans and then to make things even easier Pillsbury was a great help with the recipe on the side of the box!
My husband loves pecan pie so I thought that this would be the perfect treat for him! And he wasn’t disappointed with them and neither was anyone else in my family. This one is a new favorite!
Think of this bar like a delightful combination of pumpkin pie and pecan pie…. the perfect marriage of two perfect holiday desserts.
Pumpkin Pecan Bars
I doubled the recipe so it would fit in a 13×9 pan. You can easily half it to fit in an 8×8 pan.
2 boxes of Pillsbury Pumpkin Cookie Mix
1 cup butter – melted
2/3 cup corn syrup – light or dark (I used light)
4 tbsp melted butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 13×9 pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Mix the melted butter and cookie mix until it’s incorporated and press into the the pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
While the crust is in the oven mix together the rest of the ingredients. Pour over top of the crust and make sure that it’s even.
Bake for 25 minutes, let cool, cut & enjoy!
I promise that you will love these! I know that my kids didn’t take long to finish off the pan in less than 24 hours! What you see below is all that was left Sunday afternoon…. they were gone well before dinner time!
Do you have a favorite cookie or bar that you make around the holidays? If not, are you going to try this one?