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 346kcal
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 eggs

FOR THE FROSTING:

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

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 10-inch by 15-inch jelly roll pan.
  • 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 the 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.
  • Using a standing mixer with the paddle attachment, or using an electric hand mixer with a large bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until smooth. Add the powdered sugar in batches until combined. Spread on the cooled cake.
  • 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: 346kcal