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Pumpkin Caramel Layer Bars

pumpkin caramel layer bars on a plate


On Friday I got to have a lunch date with my husband and see Gravity in 3D thanks to his company.  A couple times a year they rent out a theater and the employees get to go see one of the new movies that is out.  This is the first time they had extra tickets, and I was able to go too.  I can’t remember the last time we saw an adult movie in the theater, so it was a fun afternoon.  The only downside; they didn’t supply the popcorn.  Can you go to a movie and not get popcorn?  It is my favorite part!

pumpkin caramel layer bars on a plate

October is here.  I shared with you Pumpkin Cake Rice Krispie Treats, and brownies that used Pumpkin Spice M&M’s a couple weeks ago, but this is my first full on pumpkin recipe.  I finally gave in and opened a can of pumpkin.  I have 2 more in the pantry, so get ready.  Don’t worry, I won’t go crazy.  My husband doesn’t like pumpkin, so I don’t do too much with it.  I have a couple ideas, but I will take it easy.  Are you a big fan of pumpkin?

pumpkin caramel layer bars on a plate

We have been making Caramel Layer Bars in my family for years.  My grandma used to make them, and they have become a staple in my family.  I decided to make a pumpkin version.  I sent these to work with my husband, and they disappeared quickly.  He came home and said they got rave reviews from people.

Yield: 24

Pumpkin Caramel Layer Bars

Pumpkin Caramel Layer Bars {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Pumpkin Bars with a layer of gooey caramel.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • Pumpkin Bars
  • 3/4 cup butter , softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Filling
  • 1 (14 oz) package caramels, unwrapped
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 13x9 inch baking dish with non-stick spray or line with parchment paper.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl melt together caramels and evaporated milk. Heat for 45 seconds and a time.
  3. In the bowl for an electric mixer combing butter and brown sugar. Cream until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, vanilla, and pumpkin puree. Mix until well combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  4. Stir in flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt
  5. Spread 2/3 of the batter into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Bake for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven sprinkle evenly with chocolate chips. Pour melted caramel. Drop spoonfuls of the remaining batter over the caramel.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes. A tester should come out clean from dough, there will be some caramel on it.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 174Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 34mgSodium 169mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 1gSugar 13gProtein 3g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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Friday 28th of September 2018

You won me over with Pumpkin + Caramel. Such a great combo - thank yoU!

Cheryl Sousan

Thursday 27th of September 2018

What a fabulous fall treat! that caramel won my heart!!!


Thursday 27th of September 2018

I love that you added caramel to these! So ooey gooey!!


Thursday 27th of September 2018

This looks so super gooey and delicious! I’m going to make these for my kids this weekend!


Wednesday 26th of September 2018

OMG that caramel! Making these bars look so ooey gooey. Mmm!

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