Pumpkin Spice Cookie Bars Recipe

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Yes, I know, I know. I am all about the Pumpkin Spice lately, but it’s for good reason! Everyone loves pumpkin spice and I am merely giving the public what they want: PUMPKIN SPICE EVERYTHING. It’s not my fault that Starbucks started this crazy trend of people being totally obsessed with Pumpkin Spice! That being said, this Pumpkin Spice Cookie Bars Recipe is amazing and delicious, and even if you’re not completely in love with Pumpkin Spice, you’ll be missing out if you don’t bake up a batch immediately!

Pumpkin Spice Cookie Bars

While this would be the perfect Thanksgiving dessert, it’s also a really fun treat to make for Halloween – you can even use Halloween-themed M&Ms on top, or substitute a variety of other Halloween candies as toppings.

Pumpkin Spice Cookie Bars Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Cookie Bars Recipe 

Ingredients

  • 1 box (or pouch, 15-17 oz size) pumpkin spice cake/cookie mix
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 package (10 oz) pumpkin flavored baking chips
  • 2 cups rice cereal
  • 1 cup fall M&M Candies
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9×13 baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, add cake/cookie mix, melted butter and egg. Mix well. The dough will be stiff and take a minute or two of mixing to come together. Press firmly into prepared pan. Bake 12-14 minutes or until center is set. Let cool.

Add butter and marshmallows to a large saucepan and heat on medium low heat, stirring constantly until marshmallows are melted. Stir in pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin baking chips. Stir until completely melted.

Remove from heat and stir in cereal and mix well to coat evenly. Spoon cereal on top of crust and gently press into the pan.

Top with M&M candies. Heat chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for 1 minute on 50% power. stir until completely melted, returning to microwave if necessary until melted. Drizzle onto the top of the cookie bars. Let set to harden.

Cut into 2″ bars. This Pumpkin Spice Cookie Bars Recipe makes 36 bars.

Pumpkin Spice Cookie Bars Recipe

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Pumpkin Spice Cookie Bars Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 36
Ingredients
  • 1 box (or pouch, 15-17 oz size) pumpkin spice cake/cookie mix
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 package (10 oz) pumpkin flavored baking chips
  • 2 cups rice cereal
  • 1 cup fall M&M Candies
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add cake/cookie mix, melted butter and egg. Mix well. The dough will be stiff and take a minute or two of mixing to come together. Press firmly into prepared pan. Bake 12-14 minutes or until center is set. Let cool.
  3. Add butter and marshmallows to a large saucepan and heat on medium low heat, stirring constantly until marshmallows are melted. Stir in pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin baking chips. Stir until completely melted.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in cereal and mix well to coat evenly. Spoon cereal on top of crust and gently press into the pan.
  5. Top with M&M candies. Heat chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl for 1 minute on 50% power. stir until completely melted, returning to microwave if necessary until melted. Drizzle onto the top of the cookie bars. Let set to harden.
  6. Cut into 2" bars. Makes 36 bars.

Pumpkin Spice Cookie Bars Recipe

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