Pumpkin Spice Magic Bar Mini’s

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This recipe is a fun little take on the traditional magic bars we all know and love. I was in the mood to bake Saturday and I had this idea to combine some fall flavors to some gooey magic bars. You all know how much I love to use my mini cheesecake pan, so I decided to bake the recipe in cute little individual bars. They take a little extra time, but I still managed to get them in the oven in about a half hour. Learn from my mistake and use a little plastic knife to loosen the edges shortly after they come out of the oven. It’s much easier before the coconut gets crispy.

I’d say the final product is just adorable and so good with the cream cheese pumpkin layer. I think you all will really like these. Go get yourself a mini cheesecake pan (William Sonoma and Amazon.com carry them) and try them out ๐Ÿ™‚  Hope you enjoy!

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Pumpkin Spice Magic Bar Mini’s

1/4 Cup melted butter

3/4 Cup graham cracker crumbs

2 oz softened cream cheese

3/4 Cup pumpkin puree, Libby’s

3 Tablespoons sugar

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 Cup chocolate chips

1/2 Cup coarsely chopped cashews

3/4 Cup sweetened shredded coconut

1/2 Cup sweetened condensed milk

Caramel ice cream topping to drizzle (or make your own if you’d rather)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place melted butter and graham cracker crumbs into a bowl; mix to combine. Press into the bottom of  mini cheesecake cups. Bake for 8 minutes then remove from oven.

2. In a bowl beat the pumpkin, softened cream cheese, sugar and cinnamon until smooth. Spoon evenly over each graham cracker crust, about 2 small spoonfuls. Next layer chocolate chips evenly over pumpkin layer following with cashews, coconut and condensed milk. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until top is golden brown. Remove and let cool. *Before bars completely cool, take a plastic knife and run around edges to loosen. It becomes very sticky and difficult to remove from the cups if you do not loosen.

3. Once cooled, carefully remove from cups and arrange onto serving tray. Drizzle with warm caramel and serve.

12 mini magic bars

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55 Responses
  1. Peggy

    It looks like the order of ingredients is wrong…? The recipe says to put the chocolate/nuts over the pumpkin/cream cheese layer, but it looks like it is under the cream cheese in the photo. ??

    1. Michelle

      It looks that way, but it is right. You can see the cream chess mixture at the bottom. What you are seeing above the chocolate chips and cashews is the coconut and sweetened condenced milk mixture.

  2. These look so amazing! I love magic bars and pumpkin cheesecake. I have asked for a mini-cheesecake pan for my birthday (which is in 10 days), so hopefully I can make these soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Michelle

      Are mini cheesecake pans different the mini muffin pans? It looks that way otherwise everyone would be calling them mini muffin pans right???? Where can you purchase a mini cheesecake pan?

  3. These look wonderful- gooey, caramelly, chocolatey and then to top it off- sweetened condensed milk. Have to admit I don’t copy a lot of recipes, but this one I copied and am on my way to the market this afternoon!

  4. Melissa

    These look so delicious! Would I be able to make this recipe in a pan instead of the mini cheesecake cups? If so, what size of pan would you recommend?

  5. Don’t even know how I wound up here but I’m glad I did. I’m DYIN’ here! I have to make this!!

    nikki
    thechocolatemousseblog.blogspot.com

  6. Very well composed and thanks! Tried to send you a message back on Stumble Upon but getting a message that your Inbox is full. Please check it out soon.
    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Yum!! I just got my mini cheesecake pan and I can’t wait to try these as well as all your other “mini cheesecake pan” recipes! You’re amazing. I’ve referred several friends to your website, but I was wondering if it would be appropriate to do that through facebook as well ? I thought I would ask your permission first. Have a great day!

  8. Cheri

    hey, love your blog! I wanted to let your AZ viewers know that I requested the cinnamon chips at my neighborhood albertsons (litchfield Park, AZ) and they got some in! I will be telling all I know, maybe if they sell enough they will keep ordering them!

  9. Stephanie Banner

    I would definitely spray the pan you use with Pam, although the recipe doesn’t include that. The delicious gooeyness of this recipe can definitely pose a challenge when trying to remove them from the pan.

  10. These look absolutely delicious…the kind of treat that someone would bring to a holiday party and I’d keep popping over to the refreshment table to eat “just one more.” ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I think I need to get a mini cheesecake pan…

  11. Heather

    These are SO INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS! I made about 30 or so for a Thanksgiving party and they were all gone. I will DEFINITELY be making these again. MHMMMMM yummy!!

  12. Marjorie

    I couldn’t resist making these – RIGHT. NOW. I doubled the recipe and used a Pyrex 9×13 dish. Everything fit well – it is in the oven as we speak and I swear…..it smells so darn good. Will let you know how it turns out! Thanks for the recipe!

  13. Elizabeth

    Was wondering about making this in a 9×13 pan and was wondering how the recipe would change. Don’t have mini cheesecake pans and would like to make a bigger batch. Please help!! And thanks!!

  14. Nichole

    My whole family LOVES magic cookie bars, cheesecake and pumpkin so I thought these would be a major hit! Boy was I wrong! Not one person enjoyed them. They aren’t horrible, just not good. Very disappointing ๐Ÿ™

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