Pumpkin Crunch Bars

Pumpkin Crunch Bars
With Crunch Bars you’re getting three Thanksgiving in one.  The bottom layer is pie, the middle layer is yellow cake, and the top is a pecan bar. How yummy is that?!   

Pumpkin Crunch Bars

  • 1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin puree
  • 1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk
  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. pecans, chopped
  • 1 c. butter, melted

thanksgiving desserts, pumpkin crunch barsPreheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish.

In a medium – large mixing bowl, mix the canned pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Mix until well blended. Scrape the sides of the bowl ever so often to incorporate all the ingredients.

thanksgiving desserts, pumpkin crunch bars

thanksgiving desserts, pumpkin crunch bars

Pour the mixture into the prepared dish and sprinkle the dry cake mix over it. You can use a big spoon to do this part. Otherwise, when you try to sprinkle it out of the bag, you can get big clumps of cake mix falling out into the pumpkin mixture (you don’t want that!).

thanksgiving desserts, pumpkin crunch barsthanksgiving desserts, pumpkin crunch barsTake the 1/2 c. of the pecans and sprinkle on top of the cake mix.

thanksgiving desserts, pumpkin crunch barsFinally, take the melted butter and drizzle it all over the top of the pecans.

thanksgiving desserts, pumpkin crunch barsBake for 50-55 minutes or until top is a light golden brown and the middle is set.

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