Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Bars with cinnamon cream cheese frosting

This time of year calls for a lot of extra cooking & baking. I’m completely okay with all of that. On Friday I’m “catering” my boyfriend’s listening party for his band’s new album & later in the month is Tina’s birthday party followed by holiday parties so you can say I’m going to be tied to the kitchen soon.

Pumpkin Bars Recipe

Last weekend I made these Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting. They are actually a spin on the Pumpkin Pie Cookies I made before. Those cookies have been a staple & I’ve made a lot of versions so I decided to change things up yet again.

The cinnamon cream cheese frosting is out of this world.

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Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
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Moist & soft pumpkin bars with a fluffy cinnamon cream cheese frosting.
Serves: about 9 bars
  • Pumpkin Bars:
  • 1½ cups of canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • ½ package of cream cheese, softened (4 ounces)
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 1 cup of powered sugar
  • 3 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  1. Pre heat the oven to 350.
  2. Cream together pumpkin, sugar, egg, vanilla extract & oil in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In another bowl sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt.
  4. Slowly add the flour mixture to the first bowl with the pumpkin mixture.
  5. Stir until the the batter is even.
  6. Pour this into a 9×9 baking pan & put it in the oven for about 30 minutes depending on your oven.
  7. Allow the bars to cool before frosting.
  8. Frosting: Blend the cream cheese & butter together on a low speed with a mixer.
  9. Slowly add the powdered sugar & cinnamon, beat until creamy & fluffy.
  10. Before I frosted my bars, I cut them but you can do it however you like.


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5 comments on “Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. Sarrah M says:

    These look so good!

  2. Stephanie says:

    I made this, and three tablespoons was way too much cinnamon. Did you mean three teaspoons?

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