Print Recipe

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 24 bars
Author: Melanie - Gather for Bread

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 can 15 ounces solid-pack pumpkin
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt

ICING:

  • 6 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Spray a 15x10x1" baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

For the bars:

  • Combine the pumpkin, sugar, egg and oil in a medium mixing bowl and mix until well combined.
  • In a medium bowl combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg allspice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix to combine. Add to pumpkin mixture. Mix until fully combined.
  • Pour batter into prepared baking dish, and spread to cover the bottom of the pan.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool on a wire rack.

For the frosting:

  • Using a mixer, combine softened cream cheese, butter, confectioners sugar, vanilla and milk until smooth and creamy.
  • Frost bars with cream cheese frosting once cool. Cut into bars. Sprinkle with cinnamon if desired.