Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

If today you are in need of ideas and inspiration to make delicious and easy snacks for you and your family, I have the best selection of snacks, namely Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting. It tastes good, with the right level of sweetness, soft texture. This is the best whole dish that you must try.

The ingredients for making this pumpkin bar are very simple. Some of them are ground cinnamon, baking soda, salt, canned pumpkin, etc. If you have to memorize all the ingredients, surely you will have trouble. Therefore, just use the recipe that I want to share in this post. Just go over all of the ingredients and how to make it step by step.

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting can be enjoyed any time of the day, and they’re as delicious as a Turkish pumpkin dessert. You and your family will definitely eat it with gusto. After a perfect dinner, enjoy this dessert. Hmm, very special. Oh yeah, if you haven’t found the best dinner ideas yet, try making Spaghetti Squash Taco Bake. Guaranteed, this is really good as a dinner dish.

So you don’t get confused about the recipe for this pumpkin bar, you should just read the recipe below!

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Prepare time: 25 min
Cook: 25 min
Cooling: 2 hr


Pumpkin Bars

  • 2 cups (256 g) unbleached all-purpose flour (spoon and level to measure)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin (not pie filling)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger*
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 cup (226 g) unsalted butter, diced into 1 Tbsp pieces**
  • 1 cup packed (200 g) light brown sugar

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 3 cups (360 g) powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 6 Tbsp (85g) unsalted butter, at room temperature


1For the pumpkin bars: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 15 by 10-inch rimmed jellyroll pan with non-stick cooking spray.


2In a medium mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Set aside.


3Place butter in a large microwave safe mixing bowl. Heat in microwave until melted (I recommend covering the bowl. It takes about 30 to 60 seconds). Let it cool slightly.


4Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, pumpkin puree, eggs and vanilla extract to melted butter then whisk until well combined.


5Pour flour mixture in with wet ingredients and fold and stir mixture with a rubber spatula until combined.


6Pour and spread mixture evenly into prepared baking sheet using an offset spatula.


7Bake in preheated oven until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 22 to 25 minutes.


8Let cool completely on a wire rack.


9For the cream cheese frosting: Add cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla extract to a large mixing bowl.


10Using an electric hand mixer blend on low speed until combined, then increase speed to high and whip until light and fluffy about 2 to 3 minutes.


11Spread frosting over cooled pumpkin bars. Cut into squares.



*If you like more spice flavor increase ginger to 1/2 tsp and cloves to 1/4 tsp.
**This recipe is also delicious using browned butter if you are looking for one more layer of flavor then brown in a light colored skillet, pour into heat proof mixing bowl and let cool 10 minutes before proceeding.
Store in the fridge in an airtight container. They should be stored in a single layer if frosting isn’t chilled yet.
Bring bars to room temperature (about 30 minutes) before serving. Bars can also be frozen.