Friday, October 23, 2009

The Best Pumpkin Bars Ever

You guys, I have found The One. The One Pumpkin Bar to Rule Them All. It's the best pumpkin bar I have ever tried, and I am ready to forsake all others and use this recipe exclusively in the future. I know, I'm being melodramatic, but these pumpkin bars really are that good.

What sets these apart from other recipes I've tried is their texture. They're incredibly light and fluffy, but moist at the same time. They have just the right amount of pumpkin flavor without being too overwhelmingly spicy. And the frosting, you guys. It's cream cheese frosting, so it couldn’t possibly be bad, and it definitely is not. I stirred some pecans into the frosting for some added crunch, which was a delicious addition.

Make these as soon as you possibly can. And then make another batch with the canned pumpkin you have left over. I promise you won't be disappointed!

Best Ever Pumpkin Bars
source: whoorl

For the bars:

4 large eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, melted
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

For the frosting:

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a large mixing bowl of an electric mixer, beat the eggs well, add in the sugar and butter and mix well. Add the pumpkin and vanilla and mix. Add the flour and spices and mix well. Spread in a 9 x 13-inch greased pan.

3. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool.

4. To make frosting, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, vanilla and powdered sugar until just mixed. Stir in pecans. When the brownies are cool, frost. Cut into squares and serve.


Donna-FFW said...

Cassie- They look scrumptious. I adore pumpkin bars wih the cream cheese frosting. SO SO good!!

Lisa K said...

I'm going to make this tonight!

Keri said...

I'm making these this weekend-- and I'm already drooling for them. Yum!

Cara said...

I'm definitely going to try these, especially with such a ringing endorsement. You had me at "pumpkin".

Anonymous said...

Is it correct that there is no baking soda or baking powder in this recipe? Most I've seen call for both!

Anonymous said...

Notice how no one else has actually made the bars and tried them? Too much butter and no baking soda, baking powder, and you need 15 oz of pumpkin, not 1 cup. Hardly any pumpkin flavor and too sweet! Do not try this recipe. You will be disappointed.