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Top Fall Treats: Pumpkin Lush Bars

September 18, 2019

Fall is officially here and I am loving it????????! Pumpkin spice and everything nice- this time of year is my absolute favorite. Everything about it just screams warm and cozy.

I have a few special treats that I make for my family and friends during the fall time that I think are SO good: the best of the best treats and this is my top one. It’s is a rich and sweet- ooh so creamy and fluffy I call them pumpkin lush bars.

So enjoy this tasty treat! make it this year, share it with all your friends and family and spread a little fall-time treat with everyone you meet!

Pumpkin Lush Bars
Pumpkin Lush Bar

Pumpkin Lush Bars

KatieKatie
A delicious fall treat that adds pumpkin, cookie and a fluffy whipped topping together for an amazing dessert.
Cook Time 25 mins
Pudding to Set 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 10 people

Equipment

  • Kitchen Aid Mixer or Handheld Mixer
  • Spatula
  • 8×8 dish
  • Aluminum Foil

Ingredients
  

  • 8 tbsp Butter salted
  • 3/4 cup Sugar divided
  • 3/4 cup Flour
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1 pkg Pumpkin Pudding Mix 3.4oz
  • 1 3/4 cup Milk 2% offers best taste
  • 8 oz Frozen Whipped Topping

Instructions
 

  • Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
  • Take 8×8 pan and line it with aluminum foil- press it firmly along all corners so it lays completely flat on bottom of pan.
  • Using the Kitchen Aid Mixer (with paddle attachment) or Handheld mixer cream together all the butter and just 1/4 cup sugar until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour in flour and mix until smooth and well blended
  • Using the spatula and your hands carefully press this mixture into the bottom of the foil lined baking pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly brown along the edges
  • Let cookie crust now sit and cool to room temperature in pan
  • While waiting for crust to cool beat together with mixer all of the cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar until smooth and creamy
  • Carefully spread this over the cooled cookie crust using a spatula. Make sure to get this second layer spread evenly over cookie crust.
  • Prepare the Pumpkin pudding mix according to directions on the package. Combine pudding mix and milk beat for around 3 minutes until just mixed smooth.
  • Spread the thickened pumpkin pudding mix over the cream cheese layer in your dish and refrigerate until pudding is set. (about 2 hrs)
  • Once the pudding is set remove the dish from the fridge and add whipped topping evenly over pumpkin pudding layer.
  • Carefully remove the bars from the pan by grasping the sides of the aluminum foil and lifting out of pan. Pull foil away
  • Cut into bars (small size 2×2 recommended)
  • For presentation or added flavor sprinkle cinnamon, allspice and clove lightly over whipped topping, serve and enjoy!

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