Baking | Fall

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie Gooey Bars

Today, we’re sharing our recipe for Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie Gooey Bars!

Hurricane Snack Prep

A few days before Hurricane Irma hit I decided to bake some salted caramel pumpkin pie gooey bars. I know it makes NO sense. Especially, since they’re perishable. But I guess I just got caught up in the frenzy of all things hurricane snacks.

Besides, everyone knows the extra calories eaten during major storms like hurricanes don’t really count. They also know that most of the good stuff is gone WAY before the storm ever hits (wink, wink).

I love almost everything pumpkin with the exception of pumpkin pie. It’s just a bit too pumpkin-y for me. While these pumpkin gooey bars are heavy on the pumpkin flavor, they’re also filled with other ingredients that might make you feel like a traditional southern gooey cake and a pumpkin pie had a baby.

These decadent pumpkin gooey bars are super easy to make. They are tasty without the salted caramel topping but if you like a balance of sweet and salty you’ll definitely want to add it to the mix.

Here’s a look at how you can make these fall favorites too…

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie Gooey Bars Recipe:

(for the cake)

1 package (18 ¼ oz) butter cake mix

1 egg

8 tablespoons of butter melted

(for the filling)

1 package (8 oz) cream cheese

1 can (15 oz) of pumpkin puree

3 eggs

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

8 tablespoons of butter, melted

1 box (16 oz) powdered sugar

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie Gooey Bars Steps:

(for the cake)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Lightly grease 13 by 9-inch baking pan.

Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter.

Mix well.

Carefully pat cake mixture into greased baking pan.

(for the filling)

Using an electric mixer beat together the cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth.

Next, add the eggs, vanilla, and butter. Beat mixture together.

Then add the powdered sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Mix well.

Spread pumpkin mixture over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Remember the center will be just a bit gooey so be sure not to over bake.

Allow to cool before serving with whipped cream or with your favorite caramel topping sprinkled with a pinch of sea salt and walnuts or pecans.

These gooey bars are pretty indulgent so be sure to share with friends, family, neighbors and coworkers.

I’ll meet you on the treadmill he he!

Be sure to check out our other fall inspired recipes: Spice Cake Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting, and Salted Caramel Mini Bundt Cakes!

Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,

CoCo

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One Comment

  1. Ummm…it’s kinda hard to read a post when you’re transfixed on a delicious piece of decadent goodness! We cannot wait to make these! They are right up our alley – fall, pumpkin, caramel, gooey and calorie free! 🙂

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