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Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

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. 

pumpkin bars recipe
We use double the pumpkin in these luscious pumpkin bars.

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…

pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting
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
pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting
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!

Double Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

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.


For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 4 oz cream cheese, very soft
  • 2 TB salted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

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 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • 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 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.)


* You can use all regular flour or all wheat flour, if you like. If you use all wheat flour, it will likely yield a bit more of a grainy texture.
Course: Dessert

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Recipe Rating


    • kumamonjeng
    • 5 stars

    Glad that there is an option to choose which kind of flour to use. I will certainly go for the wheat flour and the frosting on the top is just brilliant.

      • chewoutloud

      So excited for you to taste these 🙂

    • Chad

    omg these look so delicious!!! I would love to try to bake a couple, this weekend for sure, thank you…

      • chewoutloud

      You’re so welcome, Chad!

    • Valerie

    You had my heart at spice and cream cheese frosting. My oh my. I’m going to try them.

      • chewoutloud

      Yay, Valerie! 🙂

    • LuciWest
    • 5 stars

    Those look perfectly scrumptious! Perfect for this time of year. However, before getting the ingredients together I’m going to check on the Chewy Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies Recipe… because I might just have to make those first.

      • chewoutloud

      It’s all pumpkin season, so take advantage of it! 🙂

    • Art & Home
    • 5 stars

    Your posts are not helping my diet. And I mean… at all. Not even a tiny, delicious, bit!!!

      • chewoutloud

      Hee hee… thank you 😉

    • Elizabeth O
    • 5 stars

    I really love the taste of the pumpkin and this double pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting looks so delicious and really tempting.It makes me feel so hungry. I will absolutely try to make this for my family. I am pretty sure that they will love this so much.

    • Taylor Smart

    oooh i love anything pumpkin related! will have to try this one!

    • Tiffany Yong

    My bf is not really a fan of pumpkins thought I often force him to eat the steamed ones… Haha, I would like to try the cream cheese frosting though~

    • Courtney Blacher
    • 5 stars

    Oh I can’t get enough of pumpkin cakes, bars, coffees, etc. Its flavor is so yummy!

    • Travel tips

    You are a pumpkin specialist. They look so delicious that I’d love to try

    • Travel tips
    • 5 stars

    You are a pumpkin specialist. They look so delicious that I’d love try

    • Mel Butler

    oh my those double Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting not only sound yummy they look yumming. My husband would love these for sure and I am going to try and make them.

    • toastycritic

    This looks and sounds so delicious. I know my daughter and I would love this as we love all things pumpkin.

    • Moipone Islam

    Wow this looks amazing with pumpkin as the main ingredient. Worth trying.

    • Bethanny Sudibyo

    I’m not a big fan of pumpkin and cheese. However, this looks super delicious! I might give it a try.

    • kristin

    These look absolutely delicious! Pinning it to try them soon!

    • Taslyn Russell

    Those bars look so yummy I bookmarked them so I can attempt them I love pumpkin.

    • Sudip Saha

    Thank you sharing this recipé. I am going to surprise my Mom now.

    • Marie Torro

    The pumpkin bars look so delicious! I would love to have them as a snack while reading on a cozy afternoon!

    • Beola Lawal
    • 5 stars

    This looks so tasty and delicious, my son loves pumpkin. I will be making him the chewy pumpkin oatmeal cookie today!

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