Pumpkin Spice Oreo Pumpkin Pie Bars


Haaapppy Thanksgiving!!

Woooohooooo …. Heh. While most of us ( moi avec mi familia … yes, that was French and Spanish all in one) celebrated Thanksving over a month ago I have an extra special recipe for all of my American readers.


Pun’kin pie… bars.

Also, I’m being super sneaky this year and celebrating thanksgiving twice because my sweet baboo ( ala Sally Brown) and I are in ‘Merica this week!! Bring on the turkey, pun’kin pie and extra stretchy pants!!

I’m normally not a pumpkin pie person, growing up my mom made a very traditional Trinidadian version – no crust – lots of spices – with huge chunks of ginger ( even though I think this might have been a mistake).

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What’s a pie without crust?!? … especially, when I made a crust out of OREOS!! Pumpkin Spice OREOS!!  I did however take a note out of her book, and spiced this recipe up – and added the fresh ginger … just a little and minced it as much as I can. And taaa-daaa I’m a pumpkin pie looovvaaaahhh … it could just be the oreos… or the magic powers that are in pumpkin spice.

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Mehh. After today, don’t we all just move onto nutmeg and chestnuts anyway … heh. Kidding. Kind of. Starbucks, I love you.


Pumpkin Spice Oreo Pumpkin Pie Bars


2 cups pureed pumpkin

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon fresh grated ginger

½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp ground cardamom

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon Garam masala

1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk

2 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla

21 Pumpkin Spice Oreo Cookies (crushed to a fine crumb)

5 Tbsp melted butter



Preheat oven to 425°

Line a large rectangular baking pan with greased foil.

In a large bowl, combine oreo crumbs and butter.

Add to bottom of prepared rectangular pan.

Bake for 5 minutes.

Remove from oven.

In a medium microwave safe bowl, add pumpkin puree, spices, salt and fresh ginger Microwave for 2 minutes.

Allow mixture to come to rooms temperature, it should be warm to the touch. Whisk in remaining ingredients.

Pour into crust and bake for 15 minutes.

Lower the heat to 350, and bake for an additional 45 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Slice and enjoy.

IMG_9037Just a note ( and if you’re not super hungry right away) – if you refrigerate the bars for at least 45 minutes, they slice extremely clean.

Mocha Toffee Cookies

Confession – there are tons of cookies that are about to come your way.


Kind of a #SorryNotSorry situation.

Heh. I used a hashtag in conversation. Oh internet, you have successfully ruined me.

Speaking of which, my spelling is now at an all-time low.

Does this make you cringe for generations to come? Did I just sound like an old lady …. Hahaha. Sad.


I’m just a kickin success these days … also in kind of funny/not so funny news – I got an e-mail last week from a reader noting that my writing was filled with a lot of slag, and they wondered if I also wrote this way at work.


That’s how I feel about that.

I shouldn’t have even addressed this, but still.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME internet world, can we all not just sit in a circle, eating cookies singing kumbaya?!?!


These cookies have bits of toffee in them; and coffee; and chocolate. #Winning ;) hahaha …

Mocha Toffee Cookies

1 Cup bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

3/4 cup light brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon ground instant coffee

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 ½ cup Skor toffee bits



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate and butter together, stirring until smooth.

In a medium bowl, combine the brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, instant coffee, and baking powder.

Add in chocolate mixture.  Fold in flour and cocoa powder.

Add Skor toffee bits.

Spoon onto a prepared baking tray and bake for 10 minutes.

Allow to cool on baking tray for 2 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.


Excuse me while I chow down on these cookie monster style, chased with iced cold milk!