Yum Yum Pumpkin Bars (Low Fat Too!)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

My mom had a big crop of butternut squash this year and my son loves pumpkin bars, so the squash became our "pumpkin" this year. These are just as good as the recipes that call for a cup of oil--and much better for you.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix 1st five ingredients (pumpkin through sugar) and blend well.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until well mixed.
  3. Pour into 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan (or jellyroll pan).
  4. Bake at 350 for 25 - 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla to make frosting. If not firm enough, add more powdered sugar. Add a little milk if it's too stiff.
  6. Cool bars and frost with frosting.
  7. Cut into bars and enjoy!
Most Helpful

I went looking for a recipe to use up some vanilla yogurt. When I realized that I could use the butternut squash that was getting a little old, well I was hooked. These bars were moist and wonderful. I loved the low fat content. The frosting amount is a little low if you are used to thickly iced baked goods. That said, this is a lower fat baked good and there was just enough icing to make you feel like it was really iced!

ladypit April 20, 2009