Spiced Pumpkin Bars


One of these moist cakelike bars plus one tall glass of apple cider equals one satisfying snack -- especially on crisp autumn afternoons.

Spiced Pumpkin Bars
Photo: Karla Conrad
Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 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 granulated sugar

  • 1 cup cooking oil

  • ¾ cup chopped pecans (optional)

  • Pecan halves (optional)

  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened

  • ¼ cup butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 cup sifted powdered sugar


  1. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl beat together eggs, pumpkin, sugar, and oil with an electric mixer on medium speed. Add the flour mixture; beat until well combined. If desired, stir in chopped pecans. Spread batter into an ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan.

  3. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

  4. In a medium mixing bowl beat together the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until fluffy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until smooth. Frost pumpkin bars. If desired, top with pecan halves. Cut into squares. Store, covered, in refrigerator up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

250 Calories
13g Fat
31g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 250
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 147mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Protein 3g

*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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