Pumpkin Bars

Don't wait until Thanksgiving to bake up a batch of these moist, cream-cheese-frosted pumpkin bars.

overhead view of Pumpkin Bars with white icing cut into squares
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
24 bars


  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 15 ounce can pumpkin

  • 1 ⅔ cup sugar

  • 1 cup cooking oil

  • ¾ cup chopped pecans (optional)

  • 2 recipes Recipe Cream Cheese Frosting (see recipe below)

  • Pecan halves (optional)

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 3 ounce package cream cheese, softened

  • ¼ cup butter or margarine, softened

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 cup powdered sugar, sifted


  1. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat together eggs, pumpkin, sugar, and oil. Add the flour mixture; beat until well combined. Stir in chopped pecans, if desired.

  2. Spread batter in an ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting. Top with pecan halves, if desired. Cut into squares. Store in refrigerator. Makes 24 bars.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. In a medium bowl beat together cream cheese, butter or margarine, and vanilla until fluffy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until smooth.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

250 Calories
13g Fat
31g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 250
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 147mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 1.1mg 6%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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