Do you love this smell? Then you HAVE to try Gma’s Divine Pumpkin Bars

Delicious.  Scrumptious.  Mouth watering.  Sweet.  Soft.  Gooey.  Savory aroma.  My children think their great-great grandmothers fresh baked warm pumpkin bars are the bomb with chilled cool whip!

And I love my guys so… I make them at their request, whenever I need a quick recipe for a potluck or a simple ingredient for desert to use up extra farm eggs.

You will need:

A larger mixing bowl & Untensils

9×13 cake pan- greased

6 eggs

2 C. sugar

1 C. milk

2 Tbl pumpkin pie spice

A lg. can of Libby’s Pumpkin or for the most delish, use fresh pumpkin (you can use any- but it won’t be as good … bwaahaa.. seriously) However, make sure its the pumpkin not pumpkin pie mix- there is a difference.  The recipe will work still, so if you have some you need to use up, go for it-but it does taste a bit different.

A box of jiffy golden yellow cake mix- others work, but not the same

About 3 Tbl butter- (optional- we prefer without the butter)

Oven preheated at 350*

 

STEP #1:
Get your large mixing bowl…

 

 In your large mixing bowl mix your eggs, sugar, pumpkin pie spice.  Then add your pumpkin.

 

  
Mix until creamy smooth.  Smell, come on take a whiff, you know you want to…

 

You didn’t do that, did you? Okay I’ll give you one last chance..

 

Next pour the batter into your greased 9×13 cake pan.  When it’s flat and level, hold your horses and give it a second… then pour on top- your Golden Yellow Cake Mix- Jiffy of course. 😉

 

*This is the part if you want a crispier top, slice the 3 Tbl of butter and place all around the top with the cake mix.  (It does give a darker, crispier top for those that like this, by all means ADD THE BUTTER!)

WARNING:  Do NOT take a whiff… powder… coughing.. wheezing..= not good!

 

When all set, place into your oven for 1 hour.  The trick is the length of cooking. If it’s not done it will be complete mush and gobbed all over the butter knife when it is placed in the center.  When done it will still leave a small amount on the knife but have a slightly brown edge and top.  It will set more as it cools.  The preference in our home is slightly warm with a dollop of cool whip on top.
All to taste like fresh pumpkin pie, but super easy!
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