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


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2 c
brown sugar
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


  • 1Preheat 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.
  • 2Stir in the melted butter, until well incorporated.
  • 3Pour into prepared dish and bake for 35 - 40 minutes or until a pick comes out clean.
  • 4Cool completely on cooking rack.
  • 5While 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.
  • 6Sprinkle 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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