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Pumpkin Bars

A tender spiced pumpkin cake topped with warm brown butter icing and nuts! These Pumpkin Bars are Fall dessert perfection!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 servings
Calories 416 kcal


For the cake:

  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

For the icing:

  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Combine all ingredients except flour in a large bowl until smooth. Then stir in the flour until just combined.
  • Pour batter into the prepared sheet pan and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • While bars bake, brown butter on the stovetop. Once butter is browned, turn to low and add milk, powdered sugar, vanilla, and spices.
  • Pour brown butter icing over baked bars. Cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving. Top with nuts if desired.


Calories: 416kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 4gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 169mgPotassium: 90mgFiber: 1gSugar: 45gVitamin A: 2084IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg
Keyword pumpkin bars
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