October 26, 2014

Butter Pecan Pumpkin Pie Bars

Today is Pumpkin Day.

I was at the Bookstore a few days ago, picking myself up a present (The Neely's newest Cookbook) and the cashier gave me a coupon for a Pumpkin treat at Starbucks, since October 26th is Pumpkin Day.

So, in celebration of Pumpkin Day, here is a super tasty pumpkin treat for you.
These bars are Awesome!!

The Pumpkin Layer is so creamy, not too sweet and has just the right amount of pumpkin spice flavor.  It melts in your mouth.  

You get just a hint of the butter pecan flavor as an aftertaste.  If you are not a fan of butter pecan, you can really use any flavor of cake mix that would pair well with pumpkin . . . white, yellow, chocolate.
Have you made any new Pumpkin Recipes lately? 

You might also like these Pumpkin recipes:
White Chocolate Pumpkin Bread with Crunchy Streusel Topping 
Pumpkin Molasses Sandwich Cookies 
Bread Machine Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Bread  
Butter Pecan Pumpkin Pie Bars
adapted from: Kraft
(Printable Recipe) or (Printable with Picture)

1 pkg. Butter Pecan cake mix
1 egg
1/2 c. unsalted butter, melted

Pumpkin Pie Layer:
1 (8 oz). pkg. cream cheese, room temperature
1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin puree
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1 (3.4 oz.) box vanilla instant pudding mix
1 Tbl. pumpkin pie spice
3 eggs

For Serving:
whipped cream or Cool Whip
chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a 9x13-inch pan with foil or parchment paper extending over the sides and spray with cooking spray.  Mix dry cake mix, 1 egg and melted butter until blended; press onto bottom of prepared pan.

For the Pumpkin Pie Layer:  Beat cream cheese, pumpkin, brown sugar, dry pudding mix, pumpkin pie spice and 3 eggs with mixer until blended; pour over cake layer.

Bake for 40-45 minutes or until center is almost set; cool 10 minutes.  Use foil handles to transfer dessert to wire rack and cool completely.  Serve with whipped cream or Cool Whip and chopped pecans.  

Linked up at Time to Sparkle! and  Weekend Potluck!


  1. Hi, II've not seen a Butter Pecan cake mix. Could I just use a butter cake & add a hand full of toasted pecans????

    1. I used a Betty Crocker Butter Pecan Cake Mix. You can use whatever flavor of cake mix you prefer. You could try adding chopped pecans to the cake batter, but I would probably just top the finished cake them them.

  2. These look scrumptious. I love using butter pecan cake mixes with cookies and cakes.

  3. This looks delicious! I havent tried any new pumpkin recipes recently.
    I need to try this one soon!

  4. My oh my! As I wipe the drool from my chin, I'm printing this recipe and have already pinned it! This one's right up my taste bud alley. I love any/everything pumpkin. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Yum! Butter pecan and pumpkin are two of my favorite fall flavors!

  6. These look so good, Jenn! Love how easy they are!

  7. Oh these look so delicious, they would be perfect for Thanksgiving! They look so good!

  8. Yes! Yes! Yes Please!! Right up my taste bud alley. Thanks a million for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. Please come back again soon...and don't come empty handed. =)


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