These pumpkin bars are soft, moist, and oh so delicious! They are perfect for any holiday family gathering. The best part? They take under an hour to make! Who doesn’t love a super easy and delicious dessert?
Prep time: 5 minutes Bake time: 20 minutes Total time: 25 minutes Servings: 12 bars
Ingredients: 2 cups AP flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup butter
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Glaze Ingredients: 1/2 cup powdered cane sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla
- Prepare a 9×13 casserole dish by spraying it with cooking spray or lining with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- In a medium sized bowl combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.
- In a large bowl combine brown sugar, white sugar, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla.
- Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl, then add to the wet mixture and combine well.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and combine well.
- Add the walnuts to the batter and combine well.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the center comes out clean. Do not overbake.
- Remove from oven and let cool entirely before adding glaze.
- While the bars are cooling, combine all of the ingredients for the glaze into a bowl and mix until everything is smooth and spreadable.
- Once the bars are cool, take a spoon and drizzle the glaze evenly over the top of the bars.
- Cut the bars into squares and serve.
Recipe Notes: Store pumpkin bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator. These are delicious with the glaze, but also with a cream cheese icing. Do not overbake these otherwise they will become dry. For a healthier option, white sugar may be replaced with coconut sugar and butter may be replaced with coconut oil. You may leave the walnuts out of the recipe and it will not affect the taste.