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Pumpkin Bars Recipe

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting are the ultimate pumpkin treat for fall. They’re supremely chewy and flavorful. Bonus: these pumpkin bars are quick, easy, and freeze well. 

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We use double the pumpkin in these luscious pumpkin bars.

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Pumpkin Bars Recipe

With three boys and a bulldog all growing up way too rapidly, this season of our lives is a flurry of activities that keeps time running at full tilt. I know I’m overcommitted when I drag the family to teacher conferences on the wrong night and wonder why the rooms are closed. #reallife

Despite our looney schedule, we’re making an effort to slow down and focus on gratefulness everyday. Ever since I fell in love with One Thousand Gifts, I’ve mentioned it every year because it can’t not inspire whoever dares to read it.

And since we’re talking gratefulness, I’m taking this moment to tell you that I’m genuinely thankful for you. Whether you’re a long-time reader, a new subscriber, or you just happened upon this post today via Pinterest…you are a blessing. 🌸 Thank you for being here 🌸

Without further ado, we’re paying homage to our final pumpkin recipe this season with these irresistible Double Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting today…

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Pumpkin bars are perfect for making in advance, as they keep well.

Double the pumpkin in These PUmpkin Bars

These Double Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting are aptly dubbed double because we super-sized the pumpkin goodness in these luscious bars.

This is how these Pumpkin Bars are going down:

  • They’re double packed with real pumpkin so you can actually taste the pumpkin
  • They’re super moist, like a super moist brownie-cake in the body of a bar
  • They’re way easy to make and freeze well to boot
  • They’re joyfully loaded with plenty of fall spices
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The cream cheese frosting is perfection on top of moist pumpkin bars.

4-Ingredient Cream Cheese Frosting

Oh yeah, these Double Pumpkin Bars are merrily drizzled with cream cheese frosting.

More specifically, our favorite 4-ingredient cream cheese frosting that’s the epitome of easy frostings. It simply can’t be beat. Though the pumpkin bars can technically go sans frosting, please make the frosting. 😇

It makes these pumpkin bars incredible.

Here’s to counting our blessings, big and small.


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Serve pumpkin bars for breakfast or dessert!

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A Slice of Pumpkin Bar with Frosting

Pumpkin Bars Recipe

4.91 from 33 ratings
Double Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting are the ultimate pumpkin treat for fall. They’re supremely chewy and flavorful. Bonus: these pumpkin bars are quick, easy, and freeze well.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes
Servings: 24
Author: Amy Dong


For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

For the Pumpkin Bars:


  • In a bowl with hand whisk, whisk together the cream cheese and butter. Stir in vanilla. Add confectioners’ sugar a little at a time, beating until mixture is smooth. Cover and set aside at moderate room temp (or chill) until ready to use. If you chill it, be sure to let it soften at room temp before using it.
  • Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, coconut oil, and pumpkin by hand until smooth.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture until thoroughly combined.
  • Spread the batter evenly into a 12×15 inch rimmed baking pan/jellyroll pan. Bake about 23 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean; don't over bake.
  • Cool completely. Slice into bars and either drizzle or spread cream cheese frosting onto individual bars as desired, it can be hard to slice frosted bars.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 5638IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Method: Bake

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    • Nicole Bertrand
    • 5 stars

    These look delicious! And Im an absolute sucker for cream cheese frosting!

    • Farah Al Zadjaly

    This looks soo good… I am definitely going to have to try this. I might need to change it due to no dairy for me. Love it.

    • Alexis
    • 5 stars

    These pumpkin bars look delicious!

    • Akriti
    • 5 stars

    I love Pumpkin Pie and I’m definitely going to try out this recipe!

    • Gladys Nava
    • 5 stars

    Oh my goodness! I really love this recipe. I will surely save this and make this recipe on the weekend!

    • Sudipa
    • 5 stars

    Omg this looks delicious. I am going to try these during Fall. We love anything pumpkin during this season

    • Natalie
    • 5 stars

    Oh these look amazing! I never know what to make with our left over pumpkins so will definitely try these x

    • Jasmine M
    • 5 stars

    These pumpkin bars look delicious! I am going to have to make these this Fall season for sure!

    • Dalene Ekirapa
    • 5 stars

    I love pumpkins and your recipe makes such delicious pumpkins…I’m literally salivating. Anyway, the cheese frosting makes it look even better. Yummy!

    • Rosey

    This is right up my alley. It is perfect to break out for the holiday/Fall celebrations going on now too!

    • Yeah Lifestyle
    • 5 stars

    Would love to try making these Double Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting as I never tried baking with pumpkin before. I tend to cook with it more.

    • Geemiz Travel
    • 5 stars

    Pumpkin is a lowkey ingredient here in PH and I think there is much more we can do to it. Thank you to this recipe. And the photos makes me hungry.

    • aisasami
    • 5 stars

    These look super delicious! Iove to make pumpkin dessert during this season because it is easy to make so many things with pumpkin. And, it is cheap!

    • tweenselmom
    • 5 stars

    The pumpkin oatmeal and the pudding make me drool! Yum!

    • Norma
    • 5 stars

    The double Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting are an incredible pumpkin treat for fall. They look super chewy and tasty. Will definitely try!

      • chewoutloud

      You’ll love them 🙂

    • Patricia M.

    I love food that freeze well, this would be great for our camping trip over Halloween. The kids are going to love it.

    • Gervin Khan
    • 4 stars

    Oh, I love this pumpkin bars it looks really delicious and I am sure my kids would definitely love it.

    • From Jess to You Services
    • 4 stars

    I wish my husband wasn’t on a diet right now so I could make this recipe as it looks sooo yummy!

      • chewoutloud

      I sometimes freeze them for one treat at a time! 🙂

    • Kevin Akidi
    • 5 stars

    I have this pumpkin that has been sitting in my kitchen for a while because I couldn’t think of what to make. Now I can do something about it. The double pumpkin bars look delicious.

      • chewoutloud

      They’re honestly so delish. Thanks, Kevin!

    • Heather
    • 5 stars

    I’ve printed this out because I absolutely have to make them for my family. They are huge fans of pumpkin desserts!

      • chewoutloud

      They won’t be mad if you make this 🙂 Thank you, Heather!

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