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Easy Pumpkin Nanaimo Bar Recipe

This Pumpkin Nanaimo Bar Recipe puts a twist on the traditional by adding – you guessed it – pumpkin to the recipe. But don’t worry, you still get the creamy Nanaimo bar taste, just with added flair! Our recipe uses the classic bar base and topping, but the middle is infused with delicious pumpkin spice filling.

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Easy Pumpkin Nanaimo Bar Recipe by Champagne and Sugarplums

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Easy Pumpkin Nanaimo Bar Recipe by Champagne and Sugarplums

These bars will taste great after a delicious Thanksgiving dinner, but you don’t have to wait until then…it’s a must have during pumpkin spice season! While this recipe takes three steps – each one is easy peasy. Let’s see how to make perfect pumpkin Nanaimo bars!

Ingredients: Pumpkin Nanaimo Bars

  • Top layer
    • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
    • 4 tbsp butter
  • Middle layer
    • 2 cups icing sugar
    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 2 tbsp custard powder
    • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
    • 2 tsp pumpkin spice
    • pinch of salt
  • Bottom layer
    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 1 egg (beaten)
    • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
    • 3/4 cup shredded coconut (sweetened)
    • 1/4 cup walnuts (optional)
Easy Pumpkin Nanaimo Bar Recipe by Champagne and Sugarplums

Easy Pumpkin Nanaimo Bar Recipe by Champagne and Sugarplums
  • Bottom Layer
    • Melt butter in the microwave, then add cocoa powder and sugar until smooth. Add the beaten egg, stir until thickened.
    • Add the coconut, graham cracker crumbs, coconut and (optional) walnuts.
    • Press into an ungreased 9″ x 9″ pan.
  • Middle Layer
    • In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients together and mix until smooth.
    • Spread over bottom layer. Place the pan into the freezer for 10-15 minutes to chill before adding the top layer.
  • Top Layer
    • Melt the butter and chocolate chips in the microwave. Heat in 25 second increments, stirring after each run until smooth and completely melted.
    • Spread over the bottom and middle layer (that has chilled in the freezer) and refrigerate until set, about an hour.
Easy Pumpkin Nanaimo Bar Recipe by Champagne and Sugarplums
Easy Pumpkin Nanaimo Bar Recipe by Champagne and Sugarplums

Easy Pumpkin Nanaimo Bar Recipe by Champagne and Sugarplums

We hope you liked this Easy Pumpkin Nanaimo Bar Recipe as much as we do! These are a great dessert for kids too – try adding some candy corn pumpkins to the top for fun. If you’re looking for more delicious pumpkin recipes, check out these Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes or this fabulous Roasted Pumpkin and Beetroot Salad by Mango and Maple.

Easy Pumpkin Nanaimo Bars

Easy Pumpkin Nanaimo Bars

Champagne and Sugarplums
These Pumpkin Nanaimo Bars put a twist on the traditional by adding some pumpkin to the recipe. But don’t worry, you still get the creamy nanaimo bar taste, just with added flair!
Prep Time 15 mins
Chill Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 24 people
Calories 252 kcal

Ingredients
  

Top layer

  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 tbsp butter

Middle layer

  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tbsp custard powder
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • pinch of salt

Bottom layer

  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut sweetened
  • 1/2 cup walnuts crushed, optional

Instructions
 

Bottom Layer

  • Melt butter in the microwave then add the cocoa powder and sugar until smooth.
  • Add the beaten egg, stir until thickened.
  • Add the coconut, graham cracker crumbs, coconut and (optional) walnuts. Press into an ungreased 9″ x 9″ pan.

Middle Layer

  • In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients together and mix until smooth. Spread over bottom layer.
  • Place the pan into the freezer for 10-15 minutes to chill before adding the top layer

Top Layer

  • Melt the butter and chocolate chips in the microwave. Microwave in 25 second increments, stirring after each increment until smooth and completely melted
  • Spread over the bottom and middle layer (that has chilled in the freezer) and refrigerate until set, about an hour.
Keyword bars, Chocolate, dessert, pumpkin
Happy Thanksgiving from Champagne and Sugarplums

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