BEST Pumpkin Bars

These delicious Pumpkin Bars are the perfect fall dessert. They are moist, irresistible and full of yummy pumpkin flavor. Easy to eat with just your fingers, they will be great for your next fall gathering. They’ll go fast, so bring both pans!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bars, fall baking, fall food, pumpkin
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 306.04kcal

Ingredients

BARS

  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. salt

FROSTING

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 4 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat two 9×9 square baking pans with cooking spray and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla and pumpkin. Mix on medium speed until creamy and free of lumps. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Mix well. Gradually add to the pumpkin mixture until combined.
  • Divide the batter between the prepared pans and spread evenly. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool.
  • Combine the butter, cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar in a large bowl. Mix on medium speed (using whisk attachments) until smooth, approximately 1 minute. Spread the frosting evenly over the cooled bars and cut into squares.

Nutrition

Calories: 306.04kcal | Carbohydrates: 31.68g | Protein: 2.7g | Fat: 19.35g | Saturated Fat: 6.8g | Cholesterol: 56.11mg | Sodium: 182.01mg | Fiber: 0.92g | Sugar: 22.3g