Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Creamy Pumpkin Bars



If you're in the mood for a different spin on the traditional pumpkin pie, mix together this yummy recipe for a delightful change.

1-1/2 cups HONEY MAID Graham Cracker Crumbs
1/3 cup chopped PLANTERS Walnuts, toasted
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
2 cups cold milk, divided
2 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
1 can (16 oz.) pumpkin
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP French Vanilla Whipped Topping, thawed, divided


MIX crumbs, walnuts, sugar and butter in 13x9-inch dish; press firmly onto bottom of dish. Refrigerate until ready to use.
BEAT cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed until creamy. Gradually add 1/2 cup of the milk, beating until well blended. Add remaining 1-1/2 cups milk, dry pudding mixes, pumpkin and spice. Beat on low speed 2 minutes or until well blended. Gently stir in half of the whipped topping. Pour over crust.
REFRIGERATE 2 hours or until set. Cut into 24 bars. Top each with a dollop of the remaining whipped topping just before serving. Store leftover bars in refrigerator.

2 comments:

Nicole said...

Yum!

Anonymous said...

I love pumpkin stuff and my favorite is pumpkin scones with Philly cream cheese frosting