Pumpkin Spice 7 Layer Bars


It’s that time of year when pumpkin

products and recipes abound,

readily picked from the vine. . .


I found Pumpkin Spice M&M’s in the pumpkin patch~

aka aisles of Target and a Target Exclusive.

Perfect for adding a little pumpkin candy flavor

to the classic 7 Layer Cookie Bar!


Pumpkin Spice Layer Bars are a version of

 Seven Layer Magic Cookie Bars~

Layers of buttery graham cracker crumbs,

butterscotch and semi-sweet chocolate chips,

nuts, coconut, and sweetened condensed milk

. . .and pumpkin!


For a little fall flavor, I added pumpkin puree

and pumpkin pie spice to the

sweetened condensed milk and

sprinkled Pumpkin Spice M&M’s on top!


Pumpkin Spice 7 Layer Bars


1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 (14 oz.) can Sweetened Condensed Milk

3/4 cup pumpkin puree

1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

*1 cup (6 oz.) butterscotch-flavored chips (*I used 1/2 cup)

1 cup (6 oz. pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate chips

*1 1/3 cups flaked coconut (*I used 3/4 cup)

1 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans )

1 cup Pumpkin Spice M&M’s or candy of choice


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Line a *9 × 13 inch pan with foil, extending the sides of the foil over the edge of the pan. (*My pan was 8 x 12)

Spray foil with cooking spray.


Mix pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice

and sweetened condensed milk,

stirring well to combine.


Combine graham cracker crumbs and butter; mix well. Press crumb mixture firmly into bottom of prepared pan. Pour sweetened condensed milk/pumpkin mixture evenly over crumb mixture. Layer evenly with remaining ingredients, ending with M&M’s on top. Press down layers with back of spoon.


Bake for about 35-45 minutes. I found the addition of pumpkin puree took the bars a little longer to cook than standard layer bars, but watch and check them at 30 minutes. Let cool in pan completely and then transfer pan to the refrigerator to chill for easier cutting. Lift foil by handles to remove from pan and cut into bars.


I reduced the amount of coconut and butterscotch chips in the original Eagle Brand recipe since I was adding M&M’s, but you can adjust this recipe to your sweet tooth. If you can’t find the Pumpkin Spice M&M’s, available for a limited time, substitute candy of your choice!

You can find the printable recipe, here.


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  23 comments for “Pumpkin Spice 7 Layer Bars

  1. October 28, 2013 at 5:27 am

    Lovin’ the colors of the pumpkin spice M&M’s Mary! I think it’s neat that they make the specialty flavors and colors. This sounds like a perfect seasonal sweet treat! Happy Halloween Week:@)

  2. October 28, 2013 at 6:36 am

    If i made all of your recipes, I’d weigh 300 pounds! I do love bar cookies!


  3. October 28, 2013 at 7:38 am

    I LOVE 7-Layer bars, Mary! What a great idea to spice them up with Fall flavors. I’m going to look for those spicy M&M’s at Target. Hope you have a happy day! xo

  4. October 28, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Good Monday morning Mary! I will be making these bars this week for my dental office! Yes, you heard right, my dental office! It’s job security for them😊🎃👻

  5. franki
    October 28, 2013 at 8:04 am

    WOW! I remember when it used to be just ghosts and witches! :) franki

  6. Peggy Thal
    October 28, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Very pretty ! Looks like a fun treat.

  7. October 28, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Hi Mary, Pumpkin m&m’s sound delicious! I will look for them today. And your bars sound scrumptious too…anything with a graham cracker crust is good with me! Linda

  8. Kim
    October 28, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Oh, I need to check out those m & m’s.

  9. October 28, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Lovelyl! I remember my Mom making these as a kid I will have to try out the pumpkin version. Thanks for sharing!

  10. October 28, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Mary, these look yummy. I’ll have to look for the special M&M candies.

  11. October 28, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    I love anything that is pumpkin – so I will be making these. Will go to Target and get some pumpkin M & M’s. Thanks so much for sharing with us. Your pumpkin bars look yummy….
    Have a great Booooooo week.

  12. October 28, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    omg this is like looking at a drug ad… the pull is magnitiZING!

  13. October 28, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    I never hear of these before. Thanks for the recipe. I will be trying these out for sure!!!


  14. October 28, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    What a novel idea Mary! They look scrumptious, I would have to give (almost all of) them away ~ soo tempting!

  15. October 28, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    I love bar recipes! These look great and I love how you presented them! Thanks so much for sharing at Marvleous Mondays! :)

  16. Cheryl
    October 28, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    I wanted to make a similar recipe you posted once before using carrot cake M & Ms, but I could never find them. This recipe also looks wonderful. I will try again to find these M & Ms.

  17. October 28, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    OMGoodness, you TEMPT me so!!! I have been SNACKING all day and now I see THESE!!! I have got to go to Target to get these M and M’s!!!

  18. October 29, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    I didn’t even know they MADE Pumpkin Spice M&M’s!!! I gotta get out more.
    This recipe is going into the keepers file…I think I’ll make them for Turkey Day, since the grandkidlets don’t really care for pie. I KNOW they’ll love these!
    Thank you for sharing!!

  19. October 30, 2013 at 8:27 am

    You can’t beat a 7 layer bar, my favorite cookie always~how much fun to find those M & Ms, they are so cute in this cookie! I bet they are delicious!
    Fun fall treat!

  20. October 30, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    What could be better than a pumpkin spice treat topped with those delicious pumpkin flavored M&M’s!….they look fantastic!…

  21. November 1, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Yum that looks fantastic!

  22. November 4, 2013 at 7:51 am

    The bars look so delicious! Would love to have one this afternoon!

  23. November 5, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    So creative. Thank you for bringing this to Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

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