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Sensational Holiday Pumpkin Bars ~ Gluten & dairy-free options

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These sensational holiday pumpkin bars are more popular at our house during the holidays than pumpkin pie!

We can hardly wait to dig into the pan and reach our spoons to the bottom, where all that delicious crust is hiding under the perfect blend of pumpkin and spices.

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 To Make Sensational Holiday Pumpkin Bars, You Will Need these Ingredients:               

*Special dairy-free instructions:
14 oz SO Dairy Free Coconut Creamer, add about 1 1/2 – 2 T of sugar. Mix in the recipe as a substitute for sweetened condensed milk. Bake for about 30-40 minutes longer than the regular pumpkin bars.

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You might also like this smooth, rich chocolate pie my aunt used to make, Aunt Polly’s Chocolate Silk U-NO Pie!

Enjoy!

Sensational Holiday Pumpkin Bars    

Servings: 12 Servings
Author: Mary Krick

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour or gluten-free Pamela's Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour Artisan Blend (dairy-free) or Bob's Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour (dairy-free), for example.
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup 2 cubes cold butter or Earth Balance for dairy-free.
  • 1 cup chopped nuts I use walnuts
  • 2 cups pumpkin
  • 1 14- oz can sweetened condensed milk ~ *See special dairy-free instructions below.
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350. Mix flour, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in a medium bowl. Cut in butter using a pastry blender into small pieces. Stir in nuts.
  • Set 1 cup of crumb mixture aside for topping.
  • Press the remaining crumb mixture on the bottom and partially up the sides of a 12"x7" glass baking dish. A similar size square dish works well too.
  • Mix pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, and spices in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.
  • Pour into prepared baking dish.
  • Top with remaining crumb mixture.
  • Bake for 55 minutes or until golden brown and the knife inserted comes out clean.
  • * Remember, if making the dairy-free version bake about 30-40 minutes longer.
  • Cool on a wire rack and chill in the refrigerator before serving.
  • Cut into 10-12 servings.
  • Enjoy with or without whipped topping

Notes

*Special dairy-free instructions:
14 oz SO Dairy Free Coconut Creamer, add about 1 1/2 - 2 T of sugar. Mix in the recipe as a substitute for sweetened condensed milk. Bake for about 30-40 minutes longer than the regular pumpkin bars.

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