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Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Moist, tender Pumpkin Bars with cozy spices and cream cheese frosting.

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Servings: 1 bar
  • Yield: 24 bars
  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cooking Time: 25 min


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 15 oz. can pumpkin
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • Candy pumpkins


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and line a 15"x10" sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Place all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk together. Add wet ingredients and stir until completely combined. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. Let cool.
  3. Place cream cheese and butter in a large bowl. Beat with electric mixer until creamy. Add vanilla. Gradually add sugar. Beat on low until combined, then turn up to medium and beat for about a minute. Frost cooled pumpkin bars. Decorate with candy pumpkins. Slice into 24 bars.

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