Harvest Pumpkin-Spice Bars

Harvest Pumpkin-Spice Bars

  • 15 Minutes Prep1 Hour 40 Minutes Total
  • 49 Servings
  • 140 Calories per Serving
You'll fall in love with these pumpkin bars! They have a light texture, are full of cinnamon, ginger, raisins and nuts and are topped with cream cheese frosting.

Ingredient List


  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup raisins, if desired

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, if desired


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease bottom and sides of 15x10x1-inch pan 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 raisins. Spread in pan.
  2. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until light brown. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 2 hours.
  3. 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.


  • To ensure recipe success if using a vegetable oil spread, use a spread with at least 65% vegetable oil.
  • Rise to the occasion! If using self-rising flour, there is no need to add baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add a bit of lemon zing to the cream cheese frosting by substituting lemon juice for the vanilla and adding 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel.

Nutrition Information

Daily Values (Amount per serving)

Total Fat 7g 10%, Saturated Fat 2g 9%, Cholesterol 25mg 8%, Sodium 90mg 4%, Potassium 30mg 1%, Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%, Dietary Fiber 0g 0%, Vitamin A 30%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 2%, Vitamin D 0%, Vitamin E 4%, Thiamin 4%, Riboflavin 4%, Niacin 0%, Vitamin B6 0%, Folic Acid 2%, Vitamin B12 0%, Pantothenic Acid 0%, Phosphorus 2%, Magnesium 0%, Zinc 0%, Selenium 4%, Copper 0%, Manganese 4%

Other Nutrients (Amount per serving)

Calories 140, Calories from Fat 60, Trans Fat 0g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2 1/2g, Soluble Fiber 0g, Insoluble Fiber 0g, Sugars 13g, Protein 1g, Beta-Carotene 40%, Omega-3 320g, Carbohydrate Choice 1, Starch 0, Fruit 0, Other Carbohydrate 1, Skim Milk 0, Low-Fat Milk 0, Milk 0, Vegetable 0, Very Lean Meat 0, Lean Meat 0, Medium-Fat Meat 0, High-Fat Meat 0, Fat 1 1/2, Fruits NC*, Vegetables NC*, Grains NC*, Meat & Beans NC*, Dairy NC*, Fats & Oils NC*

* NC indicates a nutritional value has not been calculated, which is typically due to either insufficient nutritional data for an ingredient or an incomplete analysis.