Maple Frosted Pumpkin Bars

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease 15x10-inch jelly-roll pan.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in medium bowl.
  4. Beat sugar, butter and vanilla in large mixer bowl.
  5. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each.
  6. Beat in pumpkin.
  7. Gradually beat in flour mixture.
  8. Spread into prepared pan.
  9. Bake 20-25 minutes or until cake tester pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Cool completely in pan.
  11. Spread with Maple Icing.
  12. Cut into bars.
  13. FROSTING: Thoroughly cream butter and sugar, adding maple syrup beat until light and spreadable.
  14. Frost and cut into squares.
  15. Garnish with chopped pecan if desired.
Most Helpful

I wish I could give these more than 5 stars. They're amazing! The fact that you can use the beaters to mix the whole thing makes them so easy to prepare, and they really satisfy your sweet tooth! The frosting is definitely a must. I made these for dessert tonight, and my mom has already asked me for the recipe. I'll be making these again very soon!

Kree October 14, 2003

Hey Jan, these bars were sooo good!! I wish I could give this recipe more than 5 stars, as that's how good they were. To spice up the bars a bit more, I added 1/2 teaspoon each, of ground ginger and ground cloves, after all, that's the other two spices found in a pumpkin pie, and since this is made w/canned pumpkin, I thought those two spices would work well in this recipe. When I made the frosting, I found I had to add 8 Tablesponns of the maple syrup, but I also think one could add 9 if need be. The next time I make these bars tho, I'm also going to add a 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of Maple Flavoring to the frosting to give it a bit more of maple flavor. I'm not sure how many nuts I topped these bars with; I just sprinkled on how much I wanted, and I lightly tapped them into the frosting with the tips of my fingers, so they would not fall off when removing from the pan. One other thing I wanted to mention here, I found this recipe makes 24 bars rather than 45. Jan, thank you so much for posting this recipe, I know my family's going to just love these bars.

Domestic Goddess March 01, 2009

I wish I could give this more than 5 stars too! It was a perfect mix of everything (made exactly to recipe), resulting in moist, delicious, spongey bars which were beautiful on their own but the frosting made them perfect. Yummy, I can't wait to eat the rest later...

Ozzzie October 27, 2003

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