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Pumpkin Bars III Recipe
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Pumpkin Bars III

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"These pumpkin bars are more like cake bars. Delicious pieces of baked pumpkin cake are topped with a sweet, creamy frosting."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9x13 inch pan and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; add to wet ingredients and mix thoroughly. Spread into prepared pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  4. Prepare the frosting by beating together the cream cheese, butter and confectioner's sugar. Evenly spread over cooled bars.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 06, 2005

Use a jelly roll pan and bake at same temp/same time for a more "bar" like result. Still very moist and chewy this way. To make this a "finger food", cut into 2x2 squares to serve. I only had 2 eggs on hand and it didn't alter the recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 06, 2002

I was expecting bars and I actually got a cake! It's good, but was disappionted since I was mislead by the "bars" in the title.


34 Ratings

Dec 22, 2004

The most moist cake I have ever baked. Everyone loves it. Frost the cake and then cut in to bars. Too moist and soft to frost after you cut.

Oct 14, 2006

This is a good recipe, but like other reviewers suggest, it is a cake, not a bar. The cooking time is incorrect also, it takes much longer than the time stated. I cooked mine for about 55 minutes and it turned out to be a really light fluffy cake. Also in addition to the 2 tsp cinnamon I added about 1/4 tsp cloves, some nutmeg, allspice, and ginger. The taste was great. Overall, we enjoyed it, it is tasty, just not a bar.

Nov 06, 2003

This is a great recipe! My family has made this exact recipe for years. Co-workers can't wait for fall just so I will make these bars and bring them to work. I do not like pumpkin pie, put I love these bars and the frosting!

Nov 06, 2003

I really liked this...it was more like a cake than bars. It was big and fluffy, and even more so with the cream cheese frosting. Everyone at Thanksgiving liked it. I had to increase my oven temperature by 25 degrees and bake an additional 20 minutes over the original recipe instructions but that didn't bother me. I also liked it because I already had all the ingredients in my pantry.

Nov 20, 2002

These were a big hit with my family. Easy to make using common ingredients. My oven cooks on the hot side, so I didnt have to adjust the bake time at all. I also made muffins from this recipe by reducing the bake time to 19 minutes.

Nov 07, 2008

We call this Pumpkin Bread and make it for breakfast. Pumpkin is loaded with Beta Caratene which converts to Vitamin A. So, it is great for the eyes. The kids love it. I altered the recipe to make it healthier-low cholesterol & low fat. I use 8 egg whites since I am allergic to egg yolks. I substitute apple sauce for the oil, use wheat flour instead of white flour, and use honey instead of white sugar. I add 1 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, & 1/4 teaspoon cloves. After it is in the pan I sprinkle generously with pumpkin pie spice on the top. I leave off the cream cheese icing because it is sweet enough without it. This makes a great fall breakfast dish.


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  • Calories
  • 300 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.7 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 15.5 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 286 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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