The pumpkin spice trend has become self aware of its own ridiculousness to the point where every year a joke image of a Pumpkin Spice Condom gets circulated, and every year we believe it. That’s because there’s something about this seasonal treat that we can never get enough of but at the same time have entirely too much. Luckily if you put the phrase “too much” through Google translate a couple times, you get “the bare minimum requirement for a Halloween costume.”
The best holiday for ludicrous food gimmicks is definitely Halloween (with St. Patrick's day in close second if for no other reason but green beer). People are free to throw fake blood, prosthetic fingers, edible eyeballs, and all sorts of zany, typically off-putting items right in your favorite snack.
When I first flipped through our new cookbook, America’s Favorite Food, I landed on the Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars page pretty quickly with no need to search any further. I chose to try out this recipe for a few reasons:
1. I am a sucker for anything Halloween-themed and the end result is just so darn cute!