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Pumpkin Bar Recipes

For a quick on-the-go snack, try these pumpkin bar recipes for oatmeal bars, cheesecake bars, pumpkin pie bars, dessert bars and more.

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Chocolate-Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate-Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate-Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

I created this by taking my favorite cheesecake brownie recipe, which is about 40 years old, and kicking it up with pumpkin and spices. These will disappear fast, so consider doubling the recipe. —Judy Castranova, New Bern, North Carolina

Swirled Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Swirled Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Swirled Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Enjoy this holiday dessert without worrying about calories. Plus it is so luscious that no one will guess that it is light!—Jean Ecos, Hartland, Wisconsin

Pumpkin Delight Magic Bars

Pumpkin Delight Magic Bars

Pumpkin Delight Magic Bars

My mother never wrote down her delightful recipes, so I created this recipe as a holiday tribute to her. They're creamy, sweet and a little tart. At my house, we call them Pick Me Up Bars because you always want to have another. —Lisa Glassman, Boynton Beach, FL
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Gingerbread Meringue Bars

Gingerbread Meringue Bars

Gingerbread Meringue Bars

The best of both worlds, I combined my grandmother's gingerbread recipe with my aunt's special brown sugar meringue to make these lovable bars. —Eden Dranger, Los Angeles, California

Gingerbread-Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Gingerbread-Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Gingerbread-Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

A party favorite of ours is gingersnaps and pumpkin dip. I combined those flavors for a wonderful cross between gingerbread bar cookies and cheesecake. —Kathleen Rhodebeck, Penacook, New Hampshire

Pumpkin Squares

Pumpkin Squares

Pumpkin Squares

"Since I was trying to steer clear of high-calorie desserts, I created this recipe so I could still enjoy the flavors of the holidays," explains Jennifer Geigel of Embrun, Ontario. "My family enjoys and requests this treat, which they say tastes like pumpkin pie. They can't believe it's light."

Raisin Pumpkin Bars

Raisin Pumpkin Bars

Raisin Pumpkin Bars

These moist bars will keep well—if your family doesn't eat them all right away! They're nice to take to a potluck supper or for a snack or dessert anytime.

Pumpkin Bars with Browned Butter Frosting

Pumpkin Bars with Browned Butter Frosting

Pumpkin Bars with Browned Butter Frosting

It wouldn't be fall without pumpkin bars, and I think everyone has a favorite version. I based this recipe on one of my grandmother's, so sweet memories are baked into every batch. —Mary Wilhelm, Sparta, Wisconsin

Peter Peter Pumpkin Bars

Peter Peter Pumpkin Bars

Peter Peter Pumpkin Bars

Sweet tooths will polish off these wonderful bars. They have a delicious orange frosting and can be decorated with candy pumpkins.—Barb Schlafer, Appleton, Wisconsin

Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting are the ultimate fall treat. But my family likes them so much, they ask me to make them all year long! —Brenda Keller, Andalusia, Alabama

Frosted Pumpkin Cranberry Bars

Frosted Pumpkin Cranberry Bars

Frosted Pumpkin Cranberry Bars

With tangy dried cranberries tucked inside and a creamy brown butter frosting, these mildly spiced pumpkin bars are doubly delightful. It's a good thing the recipe makes lots, because once you taste one, you won't be able to resist going back for more! -Barbara Nowakowski, Mesa, Arizona
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