Saturday, September 19, 2009

Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodle Bars


Doesn't the name of these bars sound great? Well let me tell you they are as tasty as anything. And a little goes a loooong way! I made a large pan of these and had a ton. You can cut them up small because they are very rich, to say the least. I found these over at Lori's Lipsmacking Goodness. The glaze on these is made of white chocolate and pumpkin pie spice and to me that alone puts them "over the top!" I would make them again if I felt ambitious only because you make two batters for these bars and there is lots of clean up! But my son and husband and coworkers (yes, this batch made that many) really enjoyed them and so did I. These tasted best when they were freshly baked. You know how some things test better the next day> Well, these are best eaten very fresh. They are good for a day or two, they just had the best flavor when they were just out of the oven and still slightly warm. You can see the two layers of cake too! A pumpkin pie layer and a snickerdoodle layer. So good!

It's a gorgeous weekend here in Virginia. We'll be doing outdoor things today and taking advantage of the warm weather. My son just loves demolition derbies and that is where we are headed this afternoon! Tomorrow I am planning on meeting a friend to finally see Julie & Julia. I had been planning to see this since it opened back in July but have just not had a chance. I'm looking very forward to it. Hope you all have a great weekend!

Snickerdoodle Layer:
3 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup butter, at room temperature
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Pumpkin Pie Layer:
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cut white sugar
1 stick butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree or canned

Glaze for drizzling:
1 oz. white chocolate, chopped (I used chips)
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Preheat over to 350F.. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch pan and lay a piece of parchment paper across the pan, so that it extends the pan slightly.

To make snickerdoodle layer:
Sift together flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth. Stir in the flour mixture until well combined. Spread evernly in prepared pan. Set aside.

In a mixer bowl, with paddle attachment, mix together the pumpkin pie ingredients until well combined. Pour the mixture over the snickerdoodle layer, smoothing out the top.

Bake for 35-45 minutes (maybe more depending on your oven) or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the bars cool completely (about an hour). They will deflate a bit and remain a bit pie-like on the top layer.

After the bars are completely cool, place the chopped white chocolate into a bowl or zip lock bag and melt on low power. When it's completely melted, add the pumpkin pie spice and mix (or knead if using a zip lock bag). Use a spoon or cut a small corner off the bag and drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of the bars and let it cool and harden. (I just frosted mine.)

Use the parchment paper to lift the bars out of the pan. Place on a cutting board and cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator but bring to room temperature before serving. (Next time I would skip the refrigerator step - I didn't find it necessary).

32 comments:

Lisa said...

Mmmnn, these sound delicious! The weather in NJ this weekend is gorgeous also. Have fun!

Acorn to Oak said...

Yummmm! Those look and sound heavenly!

Jenn said...

I love snickerdoodles. Nice combination with the pumpkin. I guess it's pumpkin season. Woohoo!!

Monica H said...

These look wonderful. I'm a fan of anythingpumpkin and snickerdoodle. Yum!

Enjoy the movie. I saw it last week and immediately wanted to see it again. It was funny and sweet, honest and inspiring. Take a treat with you to munch on in the movie- you'll get hungry!

Wasilla said...

Since they make a big pan AND they go a long way (rich), this would be excellent for a pot luck or family gathering. Thanks for sharing!!

Joyce said...

Oh my but this recipe is calling me and I don't care how long the clean up and baking takes:)
Joyce

Cheryl said...

Now that is a cool combination! I know someone who would adore these!

Donna-FFW said...

This sounds delicious Debbie.. Love the layers, and the glaze alone does sound divine!!

Hope you enjoy the movie.

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

These bars look amazing!!! Such yummy treats!!! Have fun at the movie!!

Megan said...

I made htese a few weeks ago and they are amazing! I'll be repeating them again this season!

Mary said...

These look and sound delicious. I'm glad to hear you are having great weather. Nice when the weather and the weekend come together nicely.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Pumpkin pie and snickerdoodles! What a great combination:)

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Pumpkin pie and snickerdoodles! What a great combination:)

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Pumpkin pie and snickerdoodles! What a great combination:)

Megan said...

I made htese a few weeks ago and they are amazing! I'll be repeating them again this season!

Lara said...

Now that sounds like a winning combination and just perfect for autumn.

Peabody said...

Oh my! I love me snickerdoodles and pumpkin...what a winning combo. YUM!!!

Pamela said...

Well, these certainly sound like quite a treat! Thanks for sharing! I would love to try this one.

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

My husband would love these! I'll have to make them for him.
Did you love the movie?

Kerstin said...

These sound delicious, what a cool idea - snickerdoodles and pumpkin sound perfect together!

Pam said...

I could eat way too many of these beauties right now. They look and sound delicious!

teresa said...

oh wow, i can practically taste these now, how yummy!

burpandslurp said...

Oh wow! Say that three times fast! That sounds like an amzing combo!
Question: did you find it hard to find canned pumpkin?

Katy ~ said...

Sweet perfection! You're right: the name alone is enough to draw me in and want to stay a while! Love all these flavors! YUMMERS!!

Emily said...

Pumpkin pie snickerdoodle bars? That's brilliant! These look so good.

Hope you enjoyed the movie. I STILL haven't seen it! Ugh.

Cassie said...

How funny, I had planned to make these last weekend but didn't! Since you liked them so much, I am DEFINITELY making them a high priority. They look amazing -- I mean, how can you possibly go wrong with those ingredients?!

pigpigscorner said...

It's pumpkin season! These look and sound great!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Very cool looking bars with the two cake batters layered together. You're right about the glaze it sounds over the top. i'll have to put these on my list.

Chef Fresco said...

What a perfect fall recipe!

Spike said...

two of my favorite things in one! sounds amazing

Ingrid said...

Yum, I've been intending to make a batch of these for a year now! I just know that the kids would love them.
~ingrid

Lori said...

They are a bit of a pain but yes they are worth it. I am going to be making them again for a potluck. I cant wait to have one! I am glad you liked them too!