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One pumpkin bar with cream cheese frosting on a white round plate with bite on a fork.
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Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting is the perfect fall dessert. These bars are filled with pumpkin flavor galore, a hint of cinnamon and topped with a creamy and fluffy cream cheese frosting. An easy and perfect dessert bar for any holiday table.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy pumpkin bars, pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 24 bars
Author: Heather


Frosting Ingredients


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and grease a 15x11 baking sheet.
  • In a stand mixer with paddle attachment or hand mixer, beat together pumpkin pure, eggs and canola oil until smooth and fluffy.
  • Add the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, whole wheat flour, and all purpose flour. Mix on low just until fully incorporated.
  • Evenly spread batter into greased sheet pan.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool completely before frosting.

For the Frosting

  • In stand mixer or with hand beater, beat together the cream cheese and butter until smooth and fluffy.
  • Add in the vanilla extract, milk and powdered sugar one cup at a time beating well after each cup.
  • Once all is combined, increase speed and beat for 1-2 minutes until frosting is airy and fluffy.
  • Frost bars, slice, serve and enjoy!


Serving: 1bar | Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 3051IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg
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