Tired Of The Halloween Candy? Give it to Thanksgiving!
Halloween is long over, but we are still haunted by one thing.
The massive bag of delicious, delectable, sugary, sweet Halloween candy sitting in our pantry. The giant lump of gooey goodness sings it’s siren song from the back of our kitchen every afternoon and calls us to beat our afternoon energy slump by hypnotizing us to gobbling up a few pieces or ten.
There needs to be a better use for all those mini sized candy bars!
And there is.
Let’s exorcize that sweetness right out of our pantry and pass on these little demons to Halloween’s sister holiday; Thanksgiving. We can use some of that chocolate goodness to make irresistible Perfectly Pumpkin Pie Bars. This recipe is so sinful and delicious it will make even the fanciest pumpkin pie jealous.
Perfectly Pumpkin Pie Bars
2-3 cups fun sized Twix candy bars
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
8 oz cream cheese
8 oz sour cream
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree
3 large eggs; at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line an 8” x 8” pan with parchment paper. Finely grind the Twix bars in a blender or food processor. Pour the butter and salt in the blender or food processor. Blend to combine. Drop the Twix mixture into the pan and evenly press the crust into the bottom of the pan. Bake for 8-12 minutes or until the crust bubbles slightly. Remove from oven.
Step 2: Make the filling by whipping the cream cheese in a stand-up mixer for 3 minutes. Add the sour cream, sugar, and pumpkin. Combine until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time and combine with the batter. Add the vanilla, flour, pie spice, and salt and mix until smooth.
Step 3: Pour the filling on top of the crust. Bake for 45 minutes or until the middle is set, but the filling jiggles a bit. Let cool 20 minutes and place the bars in the refrigerator for 3 hours to cool completely.
Slice up these delicious bars, add a dollop of whip cream and move the pumpkin pie recipe to the back of the recipe box. This one is a classic!
Until tomorrow friends.