Pumpkin Butterscotch Bars

It’s Pumpkin Month!  But you already knew that.  I really wanted to make pumpkin squares, so I did some Googling.  I got lots of results, but most of them were for pumpkin chocolate chip squares.  I wanted butterscotch.  So I made my own!

These bars have just a bit more chew than a pumpkin loaf.  They pack a lot of spice, but it’s nicely tempered by the butterscotch and toffee.

Pumpkin Butterscotch Bars; yields 16 small squares  (base ingredients inspired by 20 recipes from the internets)

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch morsels
  • 1/2 cup Heath toffee bits
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Farenheit.  Prepare a 8 x 8 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together pumpkin, sugars, oil, and vanilla.  Fold in remaining ingredients.
  3. Pour batter into prepared baking dish and bake 40 – 45 minutes until firm and slightly browned.
  4. Cool and slice.

P.S.  Did anyone notice that when I first published this post I had three different recipe names between the post, the title, and the picture?!  I’m not feeling very well!

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