Recipes and Cooking Pumpkin Bars Don't wait until Thanksgiving to bake up a batch of these moist, cream-cheese-frosted pumpkin bars. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on July 27, 2022 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Prep Time: 20 mins Bake Time: 25 mins Total Time: 20 mins Servings: 24 Yield: 24 bars Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 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 Directions 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. 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 In a medium bowl beat together cream cheese, butter or margarine, and vanilla until fluffy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until smooth. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 250 Calories 13g Fat 31g Carbs 3g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.