Pumpkin Bars

Presented by: Eric Maki, Bothell

Looking for a delicious Halloween treat? Try these easy and delicious Pumpkin Bars. Perfect for a crowd!

Makes 36 bars


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 beaten eggs
  • 1 16-ounce can pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup cooking oil

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • cup chopped nuts (optional)


For the bars, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. In a separate large bowl, combine eggs, pumpkin, sugar and oil; ; add dry ingredients and beat until combined. Spread batter in an ungreased 15 x 10-inch jellyroll pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool and frost with Cream Cheese Frosting. Cut into bars.

For the frosting, sift powdered sugar through a strainer to remove any lumps. In a mixing bowl beat together cream cheese, butter and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually add the powdered sugar, beating until smooth. Spread over cooled cake, and sprinkle with chopped nuts if desired. Cover and store in the refrigerator.



I think there may be an error in the recipe for Pumpkin Bars. The list of ingredients calls for 1t. salt twice, once in the dry ingredients and again in the wet ingredients. Can this be right? It seems that 2t. salt would be unusual in a baking recipe. Other opinions?


Ack! You are right -- will take out that additional salt, and thanks for noticing!

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