Even if you aren’t into the spookier parts of Halloween, though, the Disney Parks team is here with delicious fall recipes, like these pumpkin bars. Make them for a Halfway to Halloween celebration now and again when Autumn rolls around!
Pumpkin Bar Recipe (Courtesy of Disney)
What You Need:
- 1 3/4 c graham cracker crumbs (about 1/2 of a 14-ounce box)
- 6 tbsp butter, melted
- 1/4 c brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 15-ounce can pumpkin purée
- 1 12-ounce can evaporated milk
- 3/4 c sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground clove
- 1/4 tsp salt
Note: Pumpkin pie spice can be substituted for cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, if desired.
What You Do:
To make crust
- Preheat oven to 375˚F. Spray 9 inch x 13 inch bottom and sides of baking dish with cooking spray. Line bottom of sprayed baking dish with parchment paper that comes up 1 to 2 inches on 2 sides – so you can easily lift out Pumpkin Bars once cooled. Lightly spray parchment paper with cooking spray.
- Pulse graham crackers in blender until finely chopped crumbs.
- Mix together graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and brown sugar in medium bowl until completely combined.
- Firmly press crust mixture evenly onto bottom of baking dish.
- Bake 10 minutes. Let cool at least 30 minutes.
To make pumpkin filling
- Preheat oven to 375˚F.
- Whisk eggs, pumpkin purée, and evaporated milk together in large bowl.
- Mix remaining dry ingredients together in small bowl, making sure to break up any lumps in the spices.
- Add dry sugar mixture to pumpkin mixture and whisk to combine.
- Pour filling into baked graham cracker crust, tilting the pan slightly to evenly distribute over the crust.
- Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until filling is set when you gently shake the pan.
- Cool completely in refrigerator. Once cooled, carefully lift uncut pumpkin bars out of baking dish using exposed parchment paper and place on large cutting board. Cut into bars. Serve warm and enjoy!
For added flair, top each individual pumpkin bar with a dollop of cream cheese frosting and a sprinkle of powdered sugar. You can also use an extra scoop of canned pumpkin puree on top if you’re a big pumpkin fan!
This Disney pumpkin bar recipe is the perfect weekend activity to get you in the Halfway to Halloween spirit.
Tell us what Disney pumpkin recipes you’re baking to celebrate six months until Halloween in the comments!