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7-Layer Pumpkin Bars

7-Layer Pumpkin Bars start with a two-ingredient cake mix crust and are loaded with chocolate, toffee, coconut, and pecans. A pumpkin spiced sweetened condensed milk mixture is poured over everything to create the ultimate gooey pumpkin bars.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword 7 layer pumpkin bars, pumpkin gooey bars
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 24 large bars
Calories 252kcal
Cost $7.21

Ingredients

  • 1 box (15.25 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips (or use semi-sweet)
  • 1 cup toffee chips
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped Note 1
  • 1 can (14 ounces) full-fat sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  • PREP: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang for easy removal. Spray the parchment paper with nonstick spray.
  • CRUST: Mix cake mix, softened butter, and vanilla together with hand mixers until combined. It will be crumbly, but knead it with your hands a bit and then press it firmly into the bottom of the pan. Use the bottom of a 1-cup measuring cup to press the crust down evenly and firmly.
  • TOPPINGS: Evenly sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the unbaked crust. Add the toffee chips evenly on top. Then add the coconut and the finely chopped pecans on top. See Note 1
  • SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK: In a medium-sized bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice. Pour evenly over the bars.
  • BAKE: Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let stand to finish firming up, about 30 minutes to an hour at room temperature. Cut into bars and serve.
  • STORAGE: Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Best used within 1-2 days.

Notes

Note 1: Toast pecans if desired. Make sure the pieces are really small or the bars don't cut out as nicely.

Nutrition

Serving: 24large bars | Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 27.1g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15.6g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 134.5mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 18.4g