Pumpkin Bars


Bar Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 15 -ounce can pumpkin
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Bar Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Using an electric mixer at medium speed, combine the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until light and fluffy.
  3. Stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and mix at low speed until thoroughly combined and the batter is smooth.
  5. Spread the batter into a greased 13 by 10-inch baking pan.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Let cool completely before frosting.
  8. Cut into bars.


Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:

  • 8 -ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Frosting Directions:

  1. Combine the cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Add the sugar and mix at low speed until combined.
  3. Stir in the vanilla and mix again.
  4. Spread on cooled pumpkin bars.


Photo from Sweet Pea's Kitchen
Recipe adapted from Paula Deen

Total Time: 45 min
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Yield: 48 small bars or 24 larger bars
Level: Easy