Pumpkin Bars

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Fluffy and moist pumpkin bars that are oozing with autumn charm. They’re topped with the most delicious cinnamon cream cheese frosting, making them sweet and irresistible!

These pumpkin bars are the perfect happy medium between a light and fluffy pumpkin cake, and a rich pumpkin brownie. Add it to your list of pumpkin recipes to try this season!

Two pumpkin bars on a white plate

Classic + Easy

Looking for a classic and easy fall dessert that you can whip up with just a few ingredients? You’ve found it in these amazing pumpkin bars with cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Give me all the fall treats!! These are a staple for the holidays and the autumn season.

Bring these to your Halloween parties, Thanksgiving parties, or any festive fall get-together. They are soft, easy to cut into individual bars, and will be devoured by anyone who tries them.

As soon as the weather gets cooler and fall hits, I immediately want to make these incredible pumpkin bars. In fact, I might go make them right now…

Pumpkin bar batter in a blue mixing bowl

SO EASY TO MAKE:

One of the best things about these pumpkin bars is how easy they are to make. The ingredients are simple and these bars can be made in under 45 minutes. You probably already have all the ingredients in your home to make these today.

WET INGREDIENTS. After you’ve preheated the oven to 350 degrees, combine the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin in a medium bowl and beat everything until fluffy.

DRY INGREDIENTS. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat it all until the batter is smooth.

BAKE. Pour the batter into a greased 15×10 baking pan, and bake for 30 minutes.

Pouring pumpkin bar batter onto a pan lined with parchment paper

Frosting, Freezing and More

FROSTING. You definitely don’t want to skip out on the frosting for these pumpkin bars. The cinnamon cream cheese frosting takes these bars to the next level and it’s really yummy.

While the bars are baking, make frosting by combining cream cheese, butter, vanilla, powdered sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl and beating until smooth. Let bars cool completely before frosting them.

You can cut the bars beforehand and pipe on frosting or frost and then cut.

FREEZING. You can make these bars in advance and freeze them until you want to serve them. Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and put into a freezer safe bag. These can be kept in the freezer for a few months. When ready to serve, let them thaw completely, make the frosting, and enjoy!

Store any leftover pumpkin bars in airtight containers at room temperature or in the fridge. These bars will stay fresh for up to a week.

close up of pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting

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Pumpkin Bars Recipe

5 from 4 votes

Fluffy and moist pumpkin bars that are oozing with autumn charm. They're topped with the most delicious cinnamon cream cheese frosting, making them sweet and irresistible!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 25
Calories 249 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley

Ingredients

  • 4

    eggs

  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 15 oz. can pumpkin
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • candy corn or pumpkins optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350.

  2. Combine eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin in a medium bowl and beat until fluffy.

  3. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and beat until the batter is smooth.

  4. Pour the batter into a greased 15x10 baking pan, and bake for 30 minutes.

  5. While bars are baking, make frosting by combining cream cheese, butter, vanilla, powdered sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl and beating until smooth.

  6. Let bars cool completely before frosting. You can cut the bars beforehand and pipe on frosting or frost and then cut.

Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    That cinnamon cream cheese frosting is amazing & these were so soft!! They were gone so fast!! I will be making them again!

  2. 5 stars
    I like to sprinkle chocolate chips on toP and use the bars for a special lunch box treat. They freeze well too so i always have some on hand.