OOOOooo have I found a good recipe for you: Pumpkin Magic Bars! Yup you read correctly…ooey gooey magic bars. You know the ones with a buttery-graham cracker crust, chocolatey middle, and toasted coconut topping…now just add pumpkin and shredded apple.
I didn’t tweak this recipe at all…so I am going to just send you right on over to Baker’s Royal for the baker that first invented this great idea.
Kid Notes: I have helped my mom make the traditional magic bars since I was a very little girl. Here are some notes so your little one can help you bake some sweetness.
To make the crust: Toss whole graham crackers in a ziplock bag. Let out the air. And let your little one smash and squish and pulverise. Just check on the bag every once in a while…every now and then you may spring a leak from all of the smashing.
Let your little one help you compress the graham cracker and butter mixture into the pan.
For the layers: Let your older ones measure, stir, and pour out the pumpkin layer. Let your younger ones sprinkle the chocolate chips, nuts and coconut.