In case you have ever wanted just a quick and easy, small serving of pumpkin pie without going to the effort of making the pie, these bars are the answer.  These sweet treats are perfect in every way. They really do taste just like pumpkin pie.  Because of that, the texture might not be exactly what you are expecting simply because they are a bar dessert.  I was thinking they would be more solid and cookie like, like other bars but they have that semi-solid and smooth texture of pumpkin pie filling.  The oats and chopped pecans in the crust and topping add a depth of flavor and texture that goes above and beyond a classic pie crust or graham cracker crust.  And of course we all know that I am powerless against anything including butterscotch chips so I was bound to love these – they were the perfect addition!  I can’t wait to make them again.  It may have to be very soon!

It’s that pumpkin time of year!  Try these other pumpkin goodies:
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Pumpkin Pie Fudge
Pumpkin Spice Granola
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
Pumpkin Cake with Butterscotch Filling