The Best Pumpkin Bars

Cassie *


I don't know about anyone else, but I love using pumpkin year round...who says it has to be Thanksgiving to enjoy a tasty pumpkin treat...I have made this recipe for years and had misplaced it...finally found it again, it was given to my by my sister, yet I tweaked it sure is a good one! Sooooo moist...


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12 - 16
10 Min
40 Min


  • CAKE

  • 2 c
    brown sugar
  • 3
  • 1 c
    pumpkin puree , not pumpkin pie mix
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 c
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/2 c
    melted, butter

  • 1 - 8 oz
    softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 c
    softened, butter
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    maple syrup
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans - optional

How to Make The Best Pumpkin Bars


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.

    Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with non stick cooking spray...I use bakers secret.

    In a large bowl, whisk together, brown sugar, eggs, flour, soda, baking powder, cinnamon and ginger. Make sure everything is well blended.
  2. Stir in the melted butter, until well incorporated.
  3. Pour into prepared dish and bake for 35 - 40 minutes or until a pick comes out clean.
  4. Cool completely on cooking rack.
  5. While cake cools, make frosting.

    Mix the cream cheese and butter together until fluffy. Mix in the rest of the ingredients, all but the pecans and spread on cooled cake.
  6. Sprinkle with nuts and enjoy!

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About The Best Pumpkin Bars

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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