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Magic Cookie Bars just got an autumn makeover! With a buttery Oreo cookie crust and pumpkin spiced chewy filling, these Pumpkin Spice Oreo Magic Cookie Bars will always go faster than pumpkin pie! One of the best easy pumpkin recipes for fall!
Pumpkin Spice Oreo Magic Cookie Bars
Magic Cookie Bars…meet pumpkin! These easy layered chocolate bars have an Oreo crust, coconut, nuts, and you guessed it…pumpkin spice. These make a great bake-sale treat or a fall party dessert. Watch them disappear!
What are magic cookie bars?
Magic bars are a classic baked dessert that are made of several layers that are “glued” together with sweetened condensed milk. You’ll find magic bars with butterscotch, coconut, white chocolate chips, fruit…you name it, there is most likely a recipe out there for it! Magic cookie bars are known for being easy, sweet and delicious.
Pumpkin Spice Oreo Bars
For these Pumpkin Spice Oreo Magic Cookie Bars, I used crushed Oreos instead of graham crackers for the base, and blended some pumpkin puree and spices into the sweetened condensed milk. It creates a subtle pumpkin flavor that’s not overpowering.
I know people who don’t love pumpkin who think these bars are delicious. The chocolate is definitely the hero of this recipe, and that pumpkin spice just adds a touch of fall flavor.
Tips for Making Magic Cookie Bars
Be sure to line your pan with foil or parchment paper, then also spray the bottom and sides of the lining with cooking spray. Both of these steps will ensure your cookie bars will come out cleanly.
We used traditional chocolate Oreos for the base of these cookies. There are always new flavors of Oreos to try…if you think a flavor would pair with pumpkin spice, try them in these magic bars!
After all of the layers are in, press down firmly so that all of the layers get compacted together. The sweetened condensed milk will help hold the bars together.
Wait to cut the bars until they are completely cool. They are a little messy, but allowing them to cool helps!
I made three batches of this, one with gluten free Oreos and two with regular Oreos. I used pecans for the nuts and mini chocolate chips. I found when making my first batch that 20 Oreos wasn’t enough for the base (it kept making holes as I was spreading in the bottom of the pan), so I increased the number to 30 Oreos (with the same amount of butter). I also found that using 1/2 a cup of mini chocolate chips was enough for my personal taste. I love chocolate, but 2 cups of chocolate chips on top of this… Read more »