Harvest Pumpkin-Spice Bars

"Moist and delicious--with or without the frosting! It brings out all the flavours of an old-fashioned pumpkin pie; but so moist it melts in your mouth. These bars were a big hit at Thanksgiving parties."
Harvest Pumpkin-Spice Bars created by Yankiwi
Ready In:
3hrs 35mins



  • Heat oven to 350°F
  • Lightly grease bottom and sides of 15x10x1 inch pan (glass is best) with shortening.
  • In large bowl, beat eggs, granulated sugar, oil and pumpkin until smooth.
  • Stir in flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, ginger and cloves.
  • Stir in chocolate chips, spread in pan.
  • Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until light brown.
  • Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 2 hours.
  • In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla with electric mixer on low speed until smooth.
  • Gradually beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, on low speed until smooth and spreadable.
  • Spread frosting over bars.
  • Sprinkle with walnuts.
  • For bars, cut into 7 rows by 7 rows.
  • Store in refrigerator.
  • Tastes better the day after!
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  1. Yankiwi
    Harvest Pumpkin-Spice Bars Created by Yankiwi
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    Harvest Pumpkin-Spice Bars Created by Yankiwi
  3. Yankiwi
    Friends were going to drop over last night and I wanted to make something quick. I had a pumpkin to use (I don't think canned pumpkin is available in New Zealand) and wanted a pumpkin chocolate chip bar so I chose this Harvest Pumpkin-Spice Bar recipe. <br/>I cooked 8 oz of small chunks of pumpkin in the microwave for six minutes, let it cool while I mixed everything else up then mashed it and added it to the egg and sugar mixture.<br/>I made half the recipe because I wanted to bake the bars in my bench top oven.<br/>The recipe might have been a little too wet due to the cooked pumpkin (and not knowing how much I'd end up with, I started out with more pumpkin) but it was delicious. I was hoping for more of a cookie bar and this turned out to be a cake but everyone liked it, even one of our friends who is finicky.
  4. dpaggetti10
    LOVE these! I've made them w/ choc chips but they are just as good w/out them! They key is the cinnamon, ginger and clove.... and the cream cheese frosting.... so perfect!
  5. Sari 2
    this was a excellent cake!!! very moist and easy to make. The flavors are really nice and of course the cream cheese frosting is very delicious too!!! thanks for posting!!!

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