Posted 11/17/2011 3:50:53 PM
First of all let me start by saying that I bake all the time and I’m incredibly critical of the final product, but these are AMAZING. I made two batches of these this year and one last year. This year, I added a little more pumpkin then the recipe called for, and the bars were mushier then last year. This year, I used one ceramic dish and one metal dish. The bars baked in the metal dish popped right out and were perfect. The bars made in the ceramic dish stuck to the bottom and the cheesecake came apart from the base. Overall, every time I take a bite of these, I think of how amazing they are. I don’t add the chocolate to the top because the oatmeal, pumpkin, caramel combination is so out of this world already, and I don’t do the nuts either. It was the first dessert gone out of about 20 from the company potluck this year! One more thing, let them cool before putting them in the fridge, the top of mine became slightly mushy because they weren’t cooled. Enjoy!