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Pumpkin Bars

These super moist pumpkin bars taste like cake! Topped with a delicious classic cream cheese frosting. Fall perfection.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dessert bars, Fall Favorites
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 277kcal
Author Maike

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

Spices

Wet Ingredients

Filling

Cream Cheese Frosting

Instructions

Prep

  • Preheat the oven to 350°Fahrenheit. Grease a 15x10x1 inch baking sheet with baking spay. Set aside
  • Take 1 tablespoon of flour. Sprinkle flour over the dried cherries and shake off any excess. (This will prevent the cherries from clustering on the bottom.) Set aside.

Pumpkin Bar Batter

  • Combine dry ingredients, spices, and wet ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer and beat on medium speed until well blended.
  • Fold in the flour-dusted dried cherries.
  • Pour the batter into the pre-greased baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes. Use a wooden toothpick to check for doneness. Cool in pan.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Add softened cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar in a large mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer and blend on first on medium then on high speed until well creamy.
  • Once the cake has cooled completely spread a thin layer of cream cheese frosting. Slice into 24 rectangles (or 48 if you like to have bite-sized pumpkin bars). Serve and enjoy

Nutrition

Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 220mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 476IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg