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The Best Pumpkin Squares With Cream Cheese Frosting

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Here is a great pumpkin square recipe with homemade cream cheese frosting. The perfect fall dessert to serve up for your friends and family this season. A cookie-like pumpkin square that has that pumpkin spice flavor to make your heart swoon.

 pumpkin bars from scratch

I am a huge fan of pumpkin, whether it is a sweet dessert or savory option. I always try to keep my hands on a few cans of canned pumpkin, for recipes just like this. I personally don’t box pumpkin in just for the fall season, I eat it all year round. Now, I will say when the weather gets chilly I do allow that to be a good excuse to make all the tasty pumpkin desserts my heart desires.

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The Best Pumpkin Squares

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This pumpkin squares recipe is really easy to make and is homemade. I love a good homemade dessert, as you get that tasty dessert just like your grandma used to make!

Pumpkin bars from scratch are a must for me, I don’t really love the boxed mixes you can find. I find they taste a little bit too processed for me. Now, I never turn down using a cake mix for quick fixes, as I like to cut corners here and there. But, some things just need to be homemade and for me, homemade pumpkin bars are one of them.

pumpkin squares recipe

How Do You Make Pumpkin Bars

Ingredients for Pumpkin Square

Cream cheese frosting ingredients

  • 1 8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 C unsalted  butter (softened)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 C powder sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Fall Sprinkles 

Directions for Pumpkin Squares

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Then in a stand mixer cream your butter, sugar until light and creamy.
  3. Add in your eggs, one at a time, pumpkin puree, and vanilla extract.
  4. Then in a large bowl, add in your flour, pumpkin spire, baking powder, and salt, whisk and sit aside.
  5. Then as you are slowly blending your mixture, work in your dry flour mix.
  6. Pour batter into the pan, and bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack.
  8. Once your pumpkin bars are cooled, start making your frosting.
  9. Cream together butter, vanilla, and cream cheese until blended.
  10. Add in your powdered sugar and cinnamon and mix until light and fluffy.
  11. Spread frosting on cooled pumpkin bars, and then sprinkle with your sprinkles.
pumpkin bars from scratch

The Best Pumpkin Squares

Yield: 24 bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 19 minutes
Total Time: 34 minutes

A delicious recipe for fall, that is sweet and festive. Easy pumpkin squares are great to serve up your friends and family for any occasion. 

Ingredients

  • 1 9x13 parchment paper lined a baking dish
  • 1 C unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 C sugar
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 C canned pumpkin puree
  • 3 1/4 C flour
  • 2 tsp  pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Frosting

  • 1 8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 C unsalted  butter, softened
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 C powder sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Fall Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Then in a stand mixer cream your butter, sugar until light and creamy.
  3. Add in your eggs, one at a time, pumpkin puree, and vanilla extract.
  4. Then in a large bowl, add in your flour, pumpkin spire, baking powder, and salt, whisk and sit aside.
  5. Then as you are slowly blending your mixture, work in your dry flour mix.
  6. Pour batter into the pan, and bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack.
  8. Once your pumpkin bars are cooled, start making your frosting.
  9. Cream together butter, vanilla, and cream cheese until blended.
  10. Add in your powdered sugar and cinnamon and mix until light and fluffy.
  11. Spread frosting on cooled pumpkin bars, and then sprinkle with your sprinkles.

pumpkin squares recipe

These pumpkin squares are so good, and great to take to school events, holiday gatherings, potlucks, and more. I think you and your family will love these tasty bars and could become a family favorite!

What is your favorite holiday treat? 

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