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50 Shades of Food: Hot for pumpkin gooey bars

October 25, 2012|By Jenn Harris

Pull up a chair and settle in for our 50 Shades of Food series, where we introduce you to mouthwatering, shiver-inducing, hot, sexy food porn. It's safe-for-work browsing, sure to get your heart racing and your palms a little sweaty, and the only drawback is a possible hunger pang or two after viewing.

It's almost Halloween and as is customary around this time of year, pumpkin patches have sprouted up all over town: The orange orbs are spilling over in stores, and houses are proudly displaying their carved creations.

Sure pumpkins symbolize fall and Halloween, but food blogger Libby Murphy of the blog Twirl and Taste found a way to make them sexy. Appropriately named pumpkin drool bars, Murphy's dessert creation is a mix of graham crackers, cream cheese, chocolate and the star, pumpkin. She drizzles warm caramel over the bars for a sweet and sticky, gooey sensation.

"Oh there's just something about caramel, autumn, pumpkin and gooey goodness this time of year," writes Murphy on her blog. "These treats will have you drooling!"

Mission accomplished, Murphy. Thanks for sharing!

If you'd like to get in on the food porn action, upload photos of your food to our What did you eat this weekend? gallery -- and we'll be on the lookout for photos that make our eyes pop. You can also share photos with us on our Facebook page or on Twitter. Be sure to include your name, a description of the photo and any personal blog or Twitter handle you'd like us to give a shout-out to.

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