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The best pumpkin magic bars

The best pumpkin magic bars. Seven layer cookie bars on a board with tray of pumpkins

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These are the best pumpkin magic bars. Similar to the classic seven layer bars, these are layered with pumpkin and a buttery, gingersnap crust which make them the perfect fall dessert.

My great aunt used to make the best magic bars. You may also know them as Seven Layer Bars, or Hello Dolly bars. At every family function, I knew that I could look forward to her special cookie bars. If you’re not familiar with Magic Bars they are a classic throwback recipe with a graham cracker crust, sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, nuts,and shredded coconut.

This month, our theme for the Cozy Creative Collaborative was pumpkin since it’s October! So I decided to make a pumpkin rendition of these magic bars.

If you’re coming over from Kelly at The Tattered Pew, wasn’t her pumpkin centerpiece beautiful?

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The best pumpkin magic bars, pumpkin seven layer bars

The best pumpkin magic bars

A gingersnap buttery crust is layered with gooey sweetened condensed milk, pumpkin puree, butterscotch and white chocolate chips, crushed pecans and sprinkled with shredded coconut for the perfect fall dessert bar.

Ingredients:

  • 1 sleeve of honey graham crackers, crushed
  • 15 gingersnap cookies, crushed
  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut

Directions:

1.) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

2.) Using a food processor, crush up the graham crackers and gingersnaps so that you have 1 cup of each. Tip – If you don’t have a food processor, you can place them in a large ziploc bag and crush with a meat tenderizer or rolling pin.

3.) Combine the crushed graham crackers and gingersnaps in a bowl.

4.) Melt half a stick of butter and pour into the bowl with crushed cookies, mixing.

5.) Line a 9×9 baking dish with parchment paper.

6.) Spread the graham cracker-cookie mixture into the lined pan, pressing firmly.

7.) In a bowl mix the pumpkin puree, sweetened condensed milk and pumpkin pie spice.

8.) Spoon the pumpkin mixture on top of the cookie crust.

9.) Sprinkle with butterscotch and white chocolate chips, chopped pecans and shredded coconut.

10.) Bake for about 30-35 minutes, until the edges start to turn golden brown.

11.) Chill then slice and serve!

Tip – If your bars are still pretty gooey, place in the fridge or freezer until hardened and then slice.

Store in an airtight container.

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For more of my favorite pumpkin ideas check out

This pumpkin spice snack mix

My pumpkin cold foam cold brew

My pumpkin spice hot chocolate

 

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Next head on over to Heidi for her amazing pumpkin hand scrub!

 

The best pumpkin magic bars, pumpkin seven layer bars

The best pumpkin magic bars

These pumpkin magic bars are similar to the traditional seven layer bars. Layered with a gingersnap crust, sweetened condensed milk, pumpkin, butterscotch, white chocolate, and nuts, these are an easy and delicious fall dessert!
4.86 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 12 cookie bars

Ingredients
  

  • 1 sleeve graham crackers crushed
  • 15 small gingersnap cookies crushed
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Using a food processor, crush up the graham crackers and gingersnaps so that you have 1 cup of each. Tip – If you don’t have a food processor, you can place them in a large ziploc bag and crush with a meat tenderizer or rolling pin.
  • Combine the crushed graham crackers and gingersnaps in a bowl.
  • Melt half a stick of butter and pour into the bowl with crushed cookies, mixing.
  • Line a baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Spread the graham cracker-cookie mixture into the lined pan, pressing firmly.
  • In a bowl mix the pumpkin puree, sweetened condensed milk and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Spoon the pumpkin mixture on top of the cookie crust.
  • Sprinkle with butterscotch and white chocolate chips, chopped pecans and shredded coconut.
  • Bake for about 30-35 minutes, until the edges start to turn golden brown.
  • Chill then slice and serve!
Keyword baked goods, cookies, desserts, pumpkin

 

Check out all the pumpkin ideas from The Cozy Creative Collaborative

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24 In food/ Recipes

Apple and brie flatbread with hot honey

apple and brie flatbread with hot honey

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Crisp apples, with creamy brie, sweet caramelized onions, and hot honey are all baked to perfection on a crisp flatbread and topped with arugula that will have your mouth bursting with deliciousness.

It’s apple season! And the ladies of the Cozy Creative Collaborative and I have gotten together this month to bring you some warm and comforting apple recipes. I love apples paired with brie cheese, I think it’s a great fall combo. So I decided to make these apple and brie flatbreads with hot honey. These are a quick appetizer or my favorite way to enjoy an upscale pizza in the fall. Bake them in the oven or enjoy on the grill!

If you are coming over from Kelly at The Tattered Pew, doesn’t her simmer pot look amazing? I love doing simmer pots and I bet hers smells incredible! I can’t wait to try it!

Now here is my recipe for my apple and brie flatbread with hot honey.

Apple and brie flatbread with hot honey

We do family pizza night in our house every Friday. We love to make our own personal pizzas with Naan flatbread. I always top mine with arugula and usually a drizzle of balsamic glaze because it’s sooooo good! For fall I like to switch it up and do apple and brie on my flatbread. I still top with my arugula but I recently discovered this hot honey and it’s a game changer! I think you will love my recipe too!

Ingredients:

Directions:

1.) Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

2.) Start by making the onions first as this takes a bit of time. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt some butter and add the onions. Turn the heat down to low and allow to saute until they are cooked and slightly golden brown.

3.) Line a baking sheet with some parchment paper and lay out the flatbreads.

apple and brie flatbread with hot honey - naan flatbread on a baking sheet with sliced applies and chunks of brie

4.) Drizzle the flatbreads with some olive oil and then add the onions on top, spreading out evenly.

5.) Top with the sliced apples and chunks of brie.

apple and brie flatbread with hot honey. Flatbreads topped with caramelized onions, apples and brie.

apple and brie flatbread with hot honey. Flatbreads topped with caramelized onions, apples and brie.

6.) Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until the brie is melted and the flatbreads are golden brown.

7.) Top with some fresh arugula and drizzle with hot honey.

Apple and brie flatbread with hot honey. Topped with arugula and Mike's Hot Honey

Apple and brie flatbread with hot honey. Topped with arugula and Mike's Hot Honey

Enjoy!!!

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apple and brie flatbread with hot honey

Apple and brie flatbread with hot honey

Naan flatbreads are topped with caramelized onions, sliced apples, gooey brie, spicy arugula and drizzled with hot honey. This is a great fall appetizer or even perfect for a more upscale pizza night! These flatbreads can be baked in the oven or even on the grill!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Servings 1 flatbread

Ingredients
  

  • 1 onion peeled and sliced thin
  • butter for sauteing
  • 1 wheel of brie cut into chunks
  • 2 apples sliced thin
  • 1 Naan flatbread
  • Arugula for topping
  • hot honey for topping

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Start by making the onions first as this takes a bit of time. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt some butter and add the onions. Turn the heat down to low and allow to saute until they are cooked and slightly golden brown.
  • Line a baking sheet with some parchment paper and lay out the flatbreads.
  • Drizzle the flatbreads with some olive oil and then add the onions on top, spreading out evenly.
  • Top with the sliced apples and chunks of brie.
  • Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until the brie is melted and the flatbreads are golden brown.
  • Top with some fresh arugula and drizzle with hot honey.

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You may also like some of my other favorite apple recipes

Banana split apple nachos

Apple pie dip and pie crust cookies

Apple pear sangria

 

Next head on over to Heidi and check out her apple butter recipe!

More Apple Inspiration from The Cozy Creative Collaborative

27 In food/ Recipes

Easy pie crust leaf cookies with apple pie dip

Easy pie crust leaf cookies with apple pie dip

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If you love apple pie or have leftover pie crust, you are going to want to make these easy pie crust leaf cookies with apple pie dip!

When I think of fall, I think of going apple picking, helping my mom make an apple pie and then going outside to play in a big pile of leaves while the pie bakes in the oven. This recipe makes me so nostalgic for a simple and cozy fall. I was so honored when the ladies from the Handcrafted Society asked me to join them for this month’s blog hop, all about leaves. I knew exactly what I wanted to do! I think you all will love this recipe as much as I do!

If you are coming from Diane at South House Designs, thank you so much for popping over! I hope you will stay awhile! How pretty was her modge podge decor?

Now scroll on down for my easy pie crust leaf cookies with apple pie dip recipe.

Easy pie crust leaf cookies with apple pie dip

Refrigerated pie crust is cut out into leaf shapes and basted with cinnamon and sugar to make a simple yet sweet cookie. Apples, more cinnamon and sugar are cooked until tender in the crock pot to not only make your house smell amazing, but it makes a great dip for your cookies! You can use any dip you like, I also like to do a pumpkin dip (recipe coming soon!) But this apple pie dip is my favorite!

Ingredients: For the apple pie dip

  • 6 medium apples, peeled and cored. (I used pink lady but honeycrisp or granny smith work well too!)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • slab of butter

For the leaf cookies

  • Refrigerated pie crust
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp water or milk
  • pinch of cinnamon and sugar

Directions:

1.) In a crockpot, add the butter, chopped apples, sugars, cinnamon and nutmeg and stir well.

Chopped apples in the crock pot with cinnamon and sugar to make apple pie dip for easy pie crust leaf cookies

2.) Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours. 3.) While the apples are cooking, start to prepare the pie crust cookies. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 4.) On a lightly floured surface or on parchment paper, roll out the dough. 5.) Using some cookie cutters or a butter knife, cut out your desired leaf shapes and place on the parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Easy pie crust leaf cookies with apple pie dip

6.) Prepare an egg wash by whisking together 1 egg and 1 Tbsp of water or milk. Sprinkle in some cinnamon and sugar.

7.) Using a basting or pastry brush, lightly brush the egg wash mixture onto each cut out cookie.

Easy pie crust leaf cookies with apple pie dip

8.) Place in the oven and bake until golden brown, about 12-15 minutes.

Easy pie crust leaf cookies with apple pie dip

9.) Scoop the baked apple dip into a bowl and serve with the pie crust cookies. Enjoy!!!

Easy pie crust leaf cookies with apple pie dip Easy pie crust leaf cookies with apple pie dip

 

Store cookies in a ziploc bag and the dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

 

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You may also like:

My apple and brie flatbread with hot honey

My apple cinnamon french toast casserole

This DIY dried fruit garland

Or for more crockpot recipes

My crockpot butternut squash soup

Crockpot chicken cacciatore

 

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Next head on over to Susan and check out her fall mantel banner using leaves.

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Pumpkin bread bowl

Pumpkin bread bowls

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I love soup season! Sometimes there’s nothing better than some homemade soup in a nice crusty bread bowl. So naturally in honor of fall and after seeing how much you loved the pumpkin baked brie, I had to make pumpkin shaped bread bowls.

Using a store bought dough makes it so easy! Literally thaw, shape and bake! This would also be a cute vessel for dips for Thanksgiving too! Scroll down to see how I made a pumpkin bread bowl.

How to make a Pumpkin Bread Bowl

You will need:

  • Frozen store bought dough
  • Egg
  • Twine

Start by thawing the dough. Take a large baking sheet, spray with cooking spray and place the loaves on the sheet. Next take a piece of parchment paper, spray with cooking spray, and place over the frozen dough, spray side down so that it doesn’t stick or make a mess.

Once the dough has thawed (about 2-3 hours), cut the loaves into halves and roll into a ball.

Now here is where you can learn from my mistakes-Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut 4 pieces of twine and lay out so that they look like spokes of a wheel. Place each ball of dough on top, and again cover with parchment paper sprayed with cooking spray, spray side down.

Allow the dough to rise for a few hours. (Originally I had allowed the dough to rise first and then tried wrapping with twine and it got messy).

Pumpkin bread bowls

Once the dough has risen, you are ready to shape your pumpkin bowls.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Bring up the sides of the twine and tie in the center so that it makes the shape of a pumpkin and gives you seams. Trim any excess twine.

Pumpkin bread bowls

Prepare an egg wash by cracking an egg in a bowl, add a splash of water and whisk completely.

Using a pastry brush, brush the dough with the egg wash.

Bake the dough for about 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.

Pumpkin bread bowls

Allow your pumpkins to cool briefly and then cut and remove the twine.

Pumpkin bread bowls

Use a knife to cut the tops off and scoop out some bread from the sides to make a larger vessel to hold your soup or dips.

Fill and serve!

Pumpkin bread bowls

Pumpkin bread bowls

My homemade butternut squash soup is my absolute favorite to serve in these pumpkin bread bowls for the perfect fall dish! Click here for my recipe.

My medicine ball chicken noodle soup is delish in this bread bowl too!

I love to see what you create! So if you make this, be sure to take a photo and share on Instagram, tagging me @ourtiny_nest!

 

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