Pumpkin Bars

947 Ratings
Recipe courtesy ofPaula Deen

Total: 45 min Prep: 15 min Cook: 30 min

Yield: 48 small bars or 24 larger bars

Level: Easy



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


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

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

  • To make the icing: Combine the cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the sugar and mix at low speed until combined. Stir in the vanilla and mix again. Spread on cooled pumpkin bars.

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947 Ratings

Kitty O'Neal
I read all the other reviews very carefully and made the adjustments: 325 degree oven and baked nearly 20 mins longer for a 13x9. Added 1/2 t ginger, 1/4 t cloves, 1 t vanilla and a dash more salt. Turned out really, really well! But it is definitely cake...but delicious! See All Reviews Post Review

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