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CHOCOLATE CHIP PUMPKIN PIE BARS

These Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie Bars are so good!  If you like pumpkin and chocolate, you will love this recipe.  These bars are great for a snack with a glass of milk, good with coffee and wonderful with a big tall glass of sweet tea. They are very rich so you only need one to fill your sweet craving. I love having them in the refrigerator for a sweet treat.

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Crust:

12 whole graham crackers, crushed (I put them in a sandwich bag and use a rolling pin to crush them and I used honey graham crackers. My crackers came nine to a package and each cracker has 4 sections)

1 cup quick cooking oats or rolled oats, uncooked

4 tablespoons brown sugar

1 cup butter or 16 tablespoons or 2 sticks, melted

1 cup pecans or walnuts, crushed (Optional)

2 cups miniature marshmallows

1 cup chocolate chips

Crush the graham crackers and put in large bowl along with oats, brown sugar and melted butter.  Mix well. If using nuts stir them into the mixture.  Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray and press the graham cracker mixture out to cover the bottom of the dish.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.  Remove and let cool. Spread miniature marshmallows and chocolate chips out over cooled crust.

Pie Filling:

1 (15 ounce) 100% pumpkin (not the pumpkin pie mix)

1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk

1/2 teaspoon ginger

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon cloves

2 eggs

Stir all the above ingredients together with a spoon until well mixed.  Pour over cooled crust, marshmallows and chocolate chips, spread to cover with a knife. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.  Remove and add topping.

Topping:

1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)

1 tablespoon brown sugar

Mix together and sprinkle over pumpkin bars after they have cooked 20 minutes.  Return to 350 degree oven and bake another 25 minutes to let the pumpkin pie filling set. Remove and let cool about 25 minutes before serving. These keep well in the refrigerator for several days and makes about 36 bars depending on the size you cut them.   Enjoy!

Note:  The marshmallows will rise to the top during baking and will brown.  You could probably use the pumpkin pie mix in the can,  too, but I have not tried this with the mix. I see no reason why you couldn’t.

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If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Pumpkin Nut Cake.

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TOP THREE RECIPES FROM LAST WEEK

The top three recipes that were most popular last week on the site.  I have combined all the visits from Pinterest, Facebook, and around the internet. Clicking on the name of the recipe under the photo will take you to the recipe page.  You can find top recipes for previous weeks here.    Enjoy!

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Best Banana Bread Ever

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Seven Layer Bars

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Vinegar Pie

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CROCK POT CABBAGE, PORK AND WHITE BEAN SOUP

Cabbage and White Bean Soup - TSLCThis crock pot cabbage soup is great for the fall of the year or anytime you want a hearty dish.  We love cabbage at my house and I love adding it to soup.  Serve it with cornbread or my cheddar scones shown in the photo for a meal.

1 pound pork stew meat

2 tablespoons olive oil or any cooking oil

1 medium onion, chopped (I used purple)

1 large pepper, chopped (can be red, green or orange)

2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth

2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, oregano, undrained

1 (15 ounce) can great northern beans, drained and rinsed (can use the dried cooked beans, about 2 cups)

1/2 head cabbage, chopped

1 cup water

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon salt

Dash hot sauce, Optional

Brown the stew meat in the oil in a skillet on the stove.  Add the rest of the ingredients to a 3 quart crock pot along with browned pork stew meat.  Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or high for 4 to 5 hours. Makes a 3 quart crock pot full. Enjoy.

Note:  You could use chicken or beef in this soup, too, but we like the pork with the cabbage. You could add some carrots or a couple potatoes but we like it as shown above.

You might like my recipe for Cornbread Muffins or Buttery Cheddar Scones to accompany this soup.

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BUTTERY CHEDDAR SCONES

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These little buttery scones are great as appetizers served with your favorite jams and jellies.  They go great with any kind of soup or with any meal, too. Good with coffee or milk.  They will keep several days in a cool place in an air tight container and can be reheated.

2 cups self-rising flour

1/2 cup self-rising cornmeal (You could use regular cornmeal)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar

pinch cayenne or about 1/8 teaspoon

1 stick butter or 1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons,  softened

2 eggs

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Sea salt, Optional

Whisk together flour, cornmeal, salt, sugar and cayenne in a large mixing bowl.  Cut the butter in small pieces and cut into the flour mixture until resembles coarse crumbs.  Add the eggs, sour cream and buttermilk and stir with spoon.  Fold in the cheddar cheese.  Place dough on a floured surface and roll out in a square.  You can cut out square scones with a pizza cutter or use a square biscuit cutter.  You can make large squares and cut in half to make triangle scones.  Place on a sprayed baking sheet and bake in 425 degree oven for 20 minutes.  Makes about 24 scones depending on size you make them.  Enjoy.

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Note:  I use unsalted butter and brush the tops before cooking with a little melted butter then sprinkle with sea salt. The cornmeal makes them a little crunchy.

If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for pumpkin scones.

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