Pumpkin Butterscotch Fudge Bars

Level: Challenging
Prep Time: 35 min
Cook Time: 22 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 48 bars (4 dozen)

Description

Pumpkin Butterscotch Fudge Bars have a tremendous flavor combination of chopped nuts, miniature marshmallows and butterscotch morsels and make a chewy, moist and flavorful bar. Great for lunchboxes, after school snacks or for dunking into your favorite hot beverage.

Ingredients

  • COOKIE BASE
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick or old-fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • FUDGE
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Line 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan with foil.

FOR COOKIE BASE:
COMBINE
flour, oats, brown sugar, nuts, coconut, baking soda and pumpkin pie spice in medium bowl; mix well. Stir in butter; mix well. Press into prepared jelly-roll pan.

BAKE for 13 to 15 minutes or until slightly brown. Cool in pan on wire rack.

FOR FUDGE:
COMBINE
butter, evaporated milk, sugar, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and salt in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, over medium heat. Boil, stirring constantly, for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

STIR in marshmallows, morsels, 1/2 cup nuts and vanilla extract. Stir vigorously for 1 minute or until marshmallows are melted. Pour over cookie base; sprinkle with remaining nuts. Refrigerate until firm before cutting into bars.

Pumpkin Butterscotch Fudge Bars

by K. KATHY , South Daytona, FL on Jul. 2009

Nice change for fall dessert.

Yum!

by B. BARB , Shelby, AL on Jun. 2009

My Grandma used to make something very similar. It brings me fond memories..

pumpkin butterscotch fudge bars

by B. Brandy , on Mar. 2009

Just OK with everyone

Just Like Fall

by L. Lindsey , on Oct. 2008

I had a request for a "fall" dessert with pumpkin in it (of course) and I got so many "It tastes like fall!!!" Not a single person that tried these didn't inhale and love these little treats. Also, they hardened really well and I cut them into shapes with cookie cutters. These are a Thanksgiving MUST!

Rich and tasty

by S. Sheryl , Olathe, KS on Sep. 2008

I made these for a staff meeting and they were gone in no time. I received a lot of compliments and even one person who didn't like butterscotch or pumpkin ate two and said she really like them.

Pumpkin Butterscotch Fudge Bars

by N. Noreen , BURLINGTON, MA on May. 2008

These fudge bars are so delicious and my family wants me to make them again.

pumpkin butterscotch fudgebars

by M. Maryann , COATESVILLE, PA on Apr. 2008

this recipe is deliouse because the women at the nursing home love thoses and asked me to make them some morewhen I come back their.

"wonderful fudge"

by S. Sudha , Toronto, ON on Apr. 2008

My aunt who had come down for holidays could not stop herself from asking me,"from where on earth did you learn to make this wonderful fudge?" That I suppose was the best comlpliment I had ever received when compared to the ones I get when I make other kinds of fudges!

Very rich

by T. Tiffany , ROY, WA on Nov. 2007

Really rich and yummy!

Tastes Great

by S. Susan , GRASS LAKE, MI on Nov. 2007

I skipped the cookie base entirely. The fudge portion is stand-alone good. You do need to be in the mood for pumpkin when you make it.