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My mom's famous Pumpkin Bars recipe slathered in the best cream cheese frosting! These will be your new favorite and the only fall dessert you need!
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Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

My mom's famous Pumpkin Bars recipe slathered in the best cream cheese frosting! These will be your new favorite and the only fall dessert you need!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cream cheese, fall, pumpkin
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 349kcal
Author Meggan Hill

Ingredients

For the bars:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 (16 ounce) can pumpkin
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs

For the frosting:

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 24 MellowCreme pumpkins

Instructions

To make the bars:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 10-inch by 15-inch jelly roll pan with nonstick spray.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine sugar, pumpkin, and oil. Mix well. Whisk in eggs.
  • Fold in flour mixture until uniformly combined. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely, at least 30 minutes.

To make the frosting:

  • In a standing mixer fit with the paddle attachment, or with an electric hand mixer, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  • Gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla and beat well. Spread evenly over cooled bars. Cut into 24 bars and top each with a MellowCreme pumpkin.

Notes

To substitute canned Pumpkin Pie Mix:
  1. Increase baking powder to 3 teaspoons
  2. Omit cinnamon and pumpkin spice
  3. Substitute 16 ounces canned Pumpkin Pie Mix

Nutrition

Calories: 349kcal