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 heels for this Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake or these Vegan Pumpkin Blondies.

A stack of three vegan pumpkin magic bars showcase melted chocolate chips.

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!

The Best 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! 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.

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.

A slice of vegan pumpkin bar sits in front of a bowl of cranberries and a mini pumpkin.

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. Any way you slice it, you’re going to love the flavors of pumpkin, chocolate, and coconut.

Looking down on three slices of vegan pumpkin magic bars.
A stack of three vegan pumpkin magic bars showcase melted chocolate chips.

Vegan Pumpkin Magic Bars

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!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 18
Calories: 216kcal
Author: Namely Marly



  • Heat your oven to 350°F. Give a light coating of vegetable spray on a 9×13 baking dish.
  • Place sandwich cookies in a food processor. Pulse until coarse crumbs form. Add coconut oil. Pulse again until a coarse crust is achieved. Press into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  • In the same food processor bowl** add the vegan cream cheese, vegan sweetened condensed milk, pumpkin, and spice. Pulse until smooth.
  • Pour the pumpkin mixture over the crust. Sprinkle the top with layers of dried cranberries, coconut flakes, chocolate chips, and chopped nuts.
  • Bake 45 to 50 minutes.*** Some of the coconut flakes should be golden brown. Remove from oven and cool completely before cutting into bars. Refrigerate leftovers.

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*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 to 55 minutes
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Pumpkin Magic Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 216 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Sodium 52mg2%
Potassium 105mg3%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 3675IU74%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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!

6 Responses to Vegan Pumpkin Magic Bars

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyCasey // Two City Vegans Reply

    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

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      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. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyTaylor @ The Girl on Bloor Reply

    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! 😉

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      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. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyJessica Reply

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

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      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

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