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Magic Pumpkin Bars

Magic Pumpkin Bars from LynnsKitchenAdventures.com

Some of you may know these as magic bars or magic cookie bars. I grew up calling them seven layer bars.

It doesn’t matter if you call them magic bars or seven layers bars, they are delicious either way. I mean really how can you go wrong with all those layers of chocolate and deliciousness?!

Magic Pumpkin Bars from LynnsKitchenAdventures.com

My family rarely made magic bars the same way. We called them seven layer bars, but rarely did they have exactly seven layers.

The beauty of these bars is that you can use whatever you have on hand. More or less chocolate. Butterscotch or white chocolate chips or maybe both. Nuts or no nuts. The options for the layers of magic bars are endless.

Traditional magic bars have a graham cracker layer for the crust, but these magic cookie bars today are a little different in that they use oats for the crust. I first got the idea for an oatmeal based crust from Shirley of Gluten Free Easily. And I loved the idea.

Magic Pumpkin Bars

Gluten free oats are almost always something I have on hand, gluten free graham crackers are not. So, I loved the idea of an oat based crust.

Even if you are not gluten free though, the oatmeal for the crust in these is delicious. If you prefer graham crackers though, the traditional graham cracker layer will work fine.

And not only did I change up the crust, I added pumpkin to my magic bars. Yes, pumpkin and it is delicious and perfect for fall. My family may just have eaten the whole pan in one day. Yes, they were that good.

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  1. I love the idea of adding pumpkin to seven layer bars! They look delicious!

  2. I needed something to take to a Halloween party tonight, and this is perfect! I do not have enough oats, nor do I have any gf graham cracker, so I am going to use crushed up gf chocolate chip cookies. I am very excited, thank you!

  3. I love magic bars! I’ve never tried making them with pumpkin, but I would imagine that it would only make it that much better.

  4. What size of can of pumpkin, snd it is puree NOT the pie filling??

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