Pumpkin Bars Recipe

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5 from 8 votes
Pumpkin Bars Recipe are one of my favorite Fall desserts. They are easy to make, a little heartier than traditional pie, plus they are good for a crow
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes
Pumpkin Pie Squares on a white plate.

This Pumpkin Bars recipe is one of my favorite Fall desserts. They are easy to make, a little heartier than traditional pie, plus they are good for a crowd.

A white plate with a pumpkin bar.

These pumpkin bars recipe start with a crispy crust made with oats and nuts that just gives it that extra special taste, additionally you do not have to make the pie crust. They are truly a quick and easy replacement for your holiday pie needs, plus the squares are just so cute.

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What We Love About This Recipe for Pumpkin Bars

What makes this recipe great? It is easier than traditional pumpkin pie and is really quick to make.

  • Perfect for a Party: Can adjust square size for a gathering.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry.
  • Family Friendly: This is packed with all the flavors of fall.
A pumpkin car with a fork.

Ingredient Notes for Pumpkin-Pie-Bars

Equipment Needed for Pumpkin Squares

How to Make Easy Pumpkin Bars

These are the basic steps for making pumpkin oatmeal bars. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat oven to 350 degrees and then combine all of the crust ingredients in a large bowl.

STEP 2: CRUST

Second, press into the bottom of a 10 inch x 15 inch rimmed baking pans and next bake for 15 minutes or until crust turns a light golden color.

STEP 3: BAKE

Meanwhile, stir all of the batter ingredients together in a large mixing bowl with a mixer at low speed and then pour pumpkin mixture onto baked crust with an offset spatula. Lastly, bake for 30-35 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center of filling comes out clean. Finally, allow to cool and serve with whipped cream.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Bake ahead of time and wrap well and keep in the fridge.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store in the fridge for up to five days in an airtight container. Place toothpick in the bar and cover with plastic wrap.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Indeed it can for up to three months in an airtight container.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pumpkin Squares Recipes

WHT DOES PUMPKIN PIE FILLING PULL AWAY FROM CRUST?


A pumpkin filling separates from the crust due to shrinkage. This is a normal part of the cooling process. The fact is, all baked goods shrink as they cool due to the evaporation of moisture during baking.

SUBSTITUTE NUTS?

Of course, you can use a walnut in place of the pecans.

RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Yes, you can cut it in half or alternatively use two pans and double the recipe.

Top shot of the pumpkin pie.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe for Pumpkin Pie Bars

  • Add More Nuts: Top with candied or plain chopped walnuts or nuts. Use some good vanilla extract to enhance the flavor.
  • Cookies: Crumble shortbread, snickerdoodles or ginger snap, cookies on top of the whipped cream for the pumpkin squares recipes.
  • Caramel: A little drizzle of salted caramel on top is fabulous.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Feel free to use a brown sugar substitute and fat free or sugar free whipped cream.
  • Ground Cinnamon: Sprinkle some on top to garnish or try some ginger or cloves.. Powdered sugar works well too.
  • Frosting: Cream Cheese frosting will enhance the square as well.

What to Serve with Pumpkin Bars

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Pumpkin Pie Squares on a white plate.
5 from 8 votes

Pumpkin Pie Bars

Yield: 12 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes
Pumpkin Bars Recipe are one of my favorite Fall desserts. They are easy to make, a little heartier than traditional pie, plus they are good for a crow
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Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 2/3 cup butter, melted

Filling:

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine all of the crust ingredients in a large bowl. Mix until completely combined.
  • Press into the bottom of a 10 inch x 15 inch rimmed baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until crust turns a light golden color.
  • Meanwhile, mix all of the filling ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • Pour onto baked crust.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center of filling comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool and serve with whipped cream.

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Expert Tips

 
  • Add More Nuts: Top with candied or plain chopped walnuts or nuts. Use some good vanilla extract to enhance the flavor.
  • Cookies: Crumble shortbread, snickerdoodles or ginger snap, cookies on top of the whipped cream for the pumpkin squares recipes.
  • Caramel: A little drizzle of salted caramel on top is fabulous.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Feel free to use a brown sugar substitute and fat free or sugar free whipped cream.
  • Ground Cinnamon: Sprinkle some on top to garnish or try some ginger or cloves.. Powdered sugar works well too.
  • Frosting: Cream Cheese frosting will enhance the square as well.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 471mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1219IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin, Thanksgiving

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6 thoughts on “Pumpkin Bars Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    Highly recommended! This is so delicious and really easy to make! Will surely make this again, thanks a lot for sharing your amazing recipe!

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  2. 5 stars
    I’m so excited about that pie crust! Perfect for my gluten-free eaters! Thanks so much for sharing your delicious recipe.

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