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serving Pumpkin Bars on a wooden board

Pumpkin Bars

These simple Pumpkin Bars and baked and then onced cooked I top them with a homemade cream cheese frosting. The perfect fall dessert recipe. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Pumpkin Bars, Pumpkin Bars and Cream Cheese Frosting, Pumpkin Desserts
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 24 bars
Calories 211 kcal
Author Jennie Duncan


Pumpkin Bar:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanila extract
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 4 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon milk (more as needed)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


Pumpkin Bar:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9x13 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray or parcehment paper.

  2. In a stand mixer cream together butter and sugar. Once creamy and smooth add in the egg, vanila extract, and pumpkin puree.

  3. In a seperate bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.

  4. Slowly add your dry ingredients to your wet until well combined. Place in your prepared casserike dish. Bake for 35 minutes or until bars are cooked through. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. In a stand mixer cream together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add in milk and then vanilla and mix until combined.

  2. Add powdered sugar and mix until smooth and creamy. Add more milk as needed.

  3. Once cooled top your pumpkin bars with this cream cheese frosting and cut into bars.

Recipe Notes

  • Don't skip the parchment paper! This will help you remove the bars later so you can cut them evenly.
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 139mg6%
Potassium 46mg1%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1945IU39%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.