Vegan Pumpkin Magic Bars

Pumpkin. Is it ever possible to get too much of it? The science isn’t clear on it, but surveys say…NO! That’s why today I’m sharing the recipe for these Vegan Pumpkin Magic Bars. If you love vegan and pumpkin in the same sentence (like we do) then you’ll be head over heals for these Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake or these Vegan Pumpkin Blondies.

Take a bite out of these crazy delicious Vegan Pumpkin Magic Bars. Vegan never tasted so good. Perfect for your holiday dessert table!

Just look at that delicious melty chocolate! Makes you want to just reach into the screen and grab one. Right?

Personally, I just wish there was a way for me to let you smell these vegan pumpkin magic bars. They smell like pumpkin pie and chocolate dream bars all rolled into one. Magical!

These vegan pumpkin magic bars are good and rich so make them for your next family or friend dinner and share!

Why You’ll Love these Vegan Pumpkin Magic Bars

I’ve made more than a few vegan magic bars for y’all. First there were these vegan mini magic bars. So good! And then I made these Vegan Butterfinger Magic Bars. OK. Now I’m just being downright ridiculous…because who would have thunk vegan could be that delicious! [rhetorical]

Look, if you love rich, chocolate, coconut, and pumpkin desserts, then you’re in for a real treat! These bars are relatively easy to make and easily loved by vegans and non-vegans alike.

Also, pumpkin is full of beta-carotene, which is an antioxidant. Of course, you can get too much beta-carotene in your diet which would have the interesting side effect of turning your skin orange. Hmm. orange skin. What an interesting side effect. But no worries, no one’s skin will be taking on any creepy, unnatural colors from eating a little bit of pumpkin. It takes a lot to make that happen!

This recipe also includes cranberries and dark chocolate, and we know those are so good for us too! I’m not trying to suggest this recipe is a health food or anything, but it’s at least got some ingredients that add some healthy components to the mix.

Vegan Pumpkin Magic Bars

Adapting the Recipe

Also, there’s not a recipe around that I wouldn’t like to mix up a little bit, so here are some ideas for how you could play around with this one:

  • Play around with the cooking time. The longer you cook it the denser it is, but a reduced cooking time will result in a more pudding like consistency like in the photo above
  • Use ginger snaps for the cookie crumb crust for a spicier flair
  • Add about a half cup of raw oatmeal across the top before baking
  • Instead of the dried cranberries, use golden raisins or dried cherries

Start feeling your oats and play around with these vegan pumpkin magic bars. Either way you slice it, you’re going to love the flavors of pumpkin, chocolate, and coconut.

Vegan Pumpkin Magic Bars

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Take a bite out of these crazy delicious Vegan Pumpkin Magic Bars. Vegan never tasted so good. Perfect for your holiday dessert table!
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Vegan Pumpkin Magic Bars
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hrs 5 mins
 
You may call them 7 layer bars, we call these Vegan Pumpkin Magic Bars ooey, gooey, and full of magical flavor! A vegan version of a classic recipe!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18
Calories: 216 kcal
Author: Namely Marly
Ingredients
  • Approximately 20 chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 8 oz container vegan cream cheese*
  • 1 recipe vegan sweetened condensed milk
  • 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts walnuts or pecans
Instructions
  1. Heat your oven to 350F. Give a light coating of vegetable spray on a 9 X 13 baking dish.

  2. Place sandwich cookies in a food processor. Pulse until course crumbs form. Add coconut oil. Pulse again until a course crust is achieved. Press into bottom of prepared baking dish.
  3. In the same food processor bowl** add the vegan cream cheese, vegan sweetened condensed milk, pumpkin and spice. Pulse until smooth.
  4. Pour the pumpkin mixture over the crust. Sprinkle the top with layers of: dried cranberries, coconut flakes, chocolate chips and chopped nuts.
  5. Bake 45 - 50 minutes.*** Some of the coconut flakes should be golden brown. Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting into bars. Refrigerate leftovers.
Recipe Notes

* I used Tofutti ** No need to clean out the food processor bowl between steps in this recipe *** Bake shorter or longer based on the consistency of the pumpkin layer. I prefer a firm pumpkin layer so I baked it for 50 - 55 minutes

Finally, if you’re keen on gooey vegan pumpkin bars, take a look at these:

Whatever vegan pumpkin bars you’ve sidled up to, enjoy!

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6 Responses to Vegan Pumpkin Magic Bars

  1. I need this now. My mom made magic cookie bars every Christmas growing up. I want to try to make these or my own version. Thanks for inspiring. <3

    • I love your mom – how cool is that! Please send me your recipe when you’ve got it all figured out. Can’t wait to see it! 🙂

  2. These look SO delicious Marly!!! I think I’m going to make them this weekend! I have so enjoyed listening to your Chopped Podcast too btw – I’m a new listener (can’t believe I didn’t find you sooner!!!) and you’re on every time I’m cooking and doing a photoshoot for my next post. I have to say you’re good company! 😉

    • Hi Taylor! I hope you love these as much as we do! Ah, thanks for the kind words about the Chopped Podcast. So glad you are finding it helpful. In case others are interested, the Chopped Podcast provides resources for food bloggers.


  3. These look so yummy! Can’t wait to make them! What kind chocolate cookie sandwiches do you use?

    • Hi Jessica. I used Oreos. They’re our go-to chocolate sandwich cookie, although sometimes we’ll buy the store brand if they’re on sale. And I know some people will buy the gluten-free version of chocolate sandwich cookies too. <3