Pumpkin Spice Bar

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A Fall favorite – pumpkin spice bar that is topped with cream cheese frosting. This treat is packed full of spices and it’s a favorite at our home. I love anything pumpkin this time of year. This recipe makes plenty for sharing too. If you love pumpkin like I do you’ll want to make this pumpkin bar recipe.

Pumpkin Spice Bars

Fall is a season that brings about cozy sweaters, colorful leaves, and the delightful aroma of pumpkin spice. Embrace the spirit of autumn with these scrumptious Pumpkin Spice Bars topped with luscious Cream Cheese Frosting. This recipe is the epitome of fall flavors and is sure to warm your heart and satisfy your taste buds.

pumpkin spice bars

Pumpkin Spice Bars

A Fall favorite – pumpkin spice bar that is topped with cream cheese frosting. This treat is packed full of spices and it's a favorite at our home.
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:25 minutes
Cooling:30 minutes
Total Time:1 hour 5 minutes


  • rimmed sheet pan


Pumpkin Bars

  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 15 ounces canned pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil or vegetable oil or 1 ⅓ cup of melted butter
  • 4 large eggs

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar sifted


Pumpkin Bars

  • Preheat oven to 350℉.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl beat together eggs, pumpkin, sugar, and oil with an electric mixer on medium speed.
    wet ingredients
  • Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture wet ingredients, beat on low until well combined.
    add dry to wet ingredients
  • If desired, stir in chopped pecans.
  • Pour the batter into the pan and spread batter into an ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan (the cookie sheets with an edge to them).
    pouring batter into pan
  • Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • In a medium mixing bowl beat together the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until fluffy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until smooth. Frost pumpkin bars. If desired, top with pecan halves.


You can add 3/4 cup of chopped pecans to the pumpkin bar batter or sprinkle on top of cream cheese frosting if you like.
Store, covered, in refrigerator up to 3 days.
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, cream cheese, pumpkin
Servings: 24 bars
Cost: $6

Tips and Variations:

  • Feel free to add chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts to the batter for some added crunch and flavor.
  • For an extra autumn touch, sprinkle a little extra pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon on top of the cream cheese frosting.
  • Serve these Pumpkin Spice Bars with a warm cup of apple cider or your favorite fall beverage for a delightful autumn treat.

I think you and your family will love this Pumpkin Spice Bar as much as we do! We make this treat throughout October and it’s a great Thanksgiving dessert!

Other Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin Spice Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting - this one is our family's favorite!


  1. Maryann, these look delicious! I just discovered your awesome blog today! I am now your newest follower and I hope you will follow me, too! Be blessed!

  2. I love that there's a generous amount of cinnamon in there! There's nothing worst that pumpkin desserts with hardly any cinnamon taste!

  3. I also love pumpkin….These sound delicious! Will have to try them….Also I am a new follower of your blog. Feel free to visit mine if you get a chance.

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