Our Absolute Favorite Pumpkin Bar Recipes
Spiced Pumpkin Bars
Get ready: These delicious pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting are going to disappear in a hurry. Just look at those showy swirls on top! For crunch and a pleasant hint of nuttiness, add chopped pecans to the batter or top the pumpkin recipe with pecan halves.
Pumpkin Creme Bars
Consider these over-the-top pumpkin dessert bars like a mash-up recipe of three treats in one! They start with a buttery oat cookie crust, then showcase a creamy, cinnamony pumpkin pie-inspired filling. Then to finish in sweet style, a muffin-like toffee streusel tops it all off.
Chocolate-Swirled Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars
Chocolate-lovers rejoice: These pumpkin chocolate chip bars have cream cheese and gooey melted chocolate swirled into the batter, plus an extra sprinkle of chocolate on top. Since the recipe calls for a whole can of pumpkin, you don’t have to worry about what to do with leftovers. Although we have a few ideas for what to do with your next can of pumpkin...
Toffee-Pumpkin Pie Bars
Pumpkin Flaxseed Chocolate Breakfast Bars
Frosted Pumpkin Bars
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Chocolate Topping
Fall-flavored cheesecake? Yes, please! These pretty layered pumpkin oatmeal bars have an oat cookie crumb crust (store-bought cookie mix makes for an easy shortcut) and a creamy pumpkin cheesecake filling. And don’t forget the sweet chocolate and pecans.
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Pumpkin Bars with Marcona Almonds
Gingersnap Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Pumpkin cheesecake bars with a ginger cookie crust. This sure sounds like a fall-only treat, but we wouldn't be able to resist this utterly Instagrammable recipe any day of the year! To make that possible, we like to bake and freeze a batch of the chocolate-drizzled cream cheese pumpkin bars—they can hang out there for up to three months—so we can savor them one piece at a time.
Sour Cream Pumpkin Bars
Sneak a bonus bit of nutrition into dessert—these healthy pumpkin bars call for some whole-wheat flour in the batter, plus pecans (which are loaded with healthy fats) on top. The easy pumpkin bars taste remarkably moist and decadent, though, thanks to a dollop of sour cream in the mix. A simple four-ingredient brown-butter frosting crowns these bars in lick-the-plate-clean-worthy fashion.
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bars with Chocolate Chips
These gluten-free (try our gluten-free flour mix for all your fall baking!) pumpkin bars are perfect for anyone who loves winter squash and cocoa—but isn’t such a big fan of wheat. A half-cup of mini chocolate chips goes a long way here! Ready for the oven after just 10 minutes of prep time, this easy pumpkin bar recipe is the perfect last-minute dessert.
These tasty pumpkin bars have a secret: They're hiding a healthy dose of carrots! (No one will know since the pumpkin disguises their orange hue.) To keep the calories to a trim 128 per serving, skip a frosting and sprinkle these bars with a dusting of powdered sugar.
Pumpkin-Chocolate Cheesecake Bars
Pumpkin. Chocolate. Cheesecake. Do we need to say more? This mouthwatering fall dessert starts with a classic graham cracker crust (simply trade GF crackers to make this a completely gluten-free pumpkin bar recipe). Layer on chocolate, pumpkin cheesecake, and sour cream for the ultimate chilled autumn treat.
Nutty-Caramel Pumpkin Bars
Pumpkin Swirl Blondies
When you're craving both cookies and pumpkin bar recipes, these pumpkin cheesecake blondies are here to save the day. Toffee bits and a dash of cinnamon amplify the fall flavors, while brown sugar adds sweetness and a touch of molasses-like warmth.