Cake Mix Pumpkin Bars

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These Cake Mix Pumpkin Bars are an irresistible and easy treat that will be your new favorite pumpkin dessert! These rich and delicious bars are perfect for all your fall parties.

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Cake Mix Pumpkin Bars stacked on white plate

There are a lot of great fall pumpkin dessert recipes to choose from, including this amazing chocolate pumpkin cheesecake! These cake mix pumpkin bars may just be one of the easiest and most indulgent that I’ve tried. With a rich and buttery crust topped with a sweet and creamy pumpkin pie filling, they’re soft, gooey, and bursting with fall flavor.

Easy to make and addictively delicious, these pumpkin treats will fit in perfectly with all your fall activities. From Halloween parties to game day to Thanksgiving dinner, they’re sure to steal the show anywhere you bring them. But be warned – these bars are so delicious that you may not want to share!

So whether you’re hosting a fall party or just looking for a delicious treat to have with your coffee, this recipe is a must-try for pumpkin season.

Pumpkin bars with a bite of bar on a fork

Why We Love This Recipe

Perfect for Fall – It’s the season for pumpkin desserts, and these buttery and delicious bars are full of fall pumpkin and warm spice flavors.

Easy – These easy pumpkin bars start with a boxed cake mix, so they’re super quick and easy to prepare.

Great for Parties – Make this recipe for all your fall parties, potlucks, and bake sales. Not only is it a crowd pleaser, but the convenient individual serving bars are portable and easy to bring anywhere!

Ingredients

Ingredients for Pumpkin Bars with cake mix
  • Yellow cake mix
  • Melted butter, divided
  • Eggs
  • Cream cheese
  • Pumpkin puree
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Vanilla
  • Powdered sugar

How to Make Cake Mix Pumpkin Bars

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 13×9 inch baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.

Step 2: In a large bowl, fold together cake mix, 1 egg, and ½ cup melted butter until a dough forms. Press the dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.

Cake mix with butter and egg in bowl
Cake mix dough in baking dish

Step 3: In another large bowl, beat cream cheese, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice until smooth.

Step 4: Add the pumpkin puree, 3 eggs, and ½ cup melted butter, then mix well to combine. Mix in the powdered sugar until fully incorporated.

Cream cheese, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla in glass bowl
Ingredients for pumpkin bars in glass bowl

Step 5: Pour the pumpkin mixture over the dough layer in your pan. Bake for 45 minutes. (Note: the center will still be slightly jiggly when the bars are done.)

Pumpkin mixture layer in baking pan
Baked pumpkin bars in pan

Step 6: Allow the bars to cool completely and chill for 1 hour. Enjoy!

Pumpkin bars stacked on plate

Tips & Tricks

  • Be sure not to overbake these. You want to make sure the center stays a bit gooey.
  • You can mix some chocolate chips or chopped nuts into the pumpkin mixture for extra flavor and texture.
  • To ensure that your cream cheese and pumpkin are thoroughly blended, always soften the cream cheese to room temperature before you begin, then make sure you beat the cream cheese well with the vanilla and spices prior to adding the pumpkin.
Cake mix pumpkin bars topped with whipped cream
How Do I Store Cake Mix Pumpkin Bars?

Store your leftover bars in an airtight container in the fridge. They should keep for about a week.

Can I Use a Different Type of Cake Mix?

You can use a white cake mix in place of the yellow. Or try a spice cake for some extra fall spice flavor.

Cake mix pumpkin bars with a bite on fork

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4.50 from 2 votes

Cake Mix Pumpkin Bars


Course Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
These rich and delicious cake mix pumpkin bars are the perfect easy dessert for all your fall parties.

Ingredients
 

  • 15.25 ounces yellow cake mix 1 box
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup butter melted, divided
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 15 ounces pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 13×9 inch baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, fold together cake mix, 1 egg, and ½ cup melted butter until a dough forms. Press the dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
    15.25 ounces yellow cake mix, 4 eggs, 1 cup butter
  • In another large bowl, beat cream cheese, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice until smooth.
    8 ounces cream cheese, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • Add the pumpkin puree, 3 eggs, and ½ cup melted butter, then mix well to combine. Mix in the powdered sugar until fully incorporated.
    4 eggs, 1 cup butter, 15 ounces pumpkin puree, 2 cups powdered sugar
  • Pour the pumpkin mixture over the dough layer in your pan. Bake for 45 minutes. (Note: the center will still be slightly jiggly when the bars are done.
  • Allow the bars to cool completely and chill for 1 hour. Cut into squares and enjoy!

Notes

In order to be sure that your cream cheese and pumpkin are blended thoroughly, always soften the cream cheese to room temperature before you begin. Also, be sure to beat the cream cheese well with the vanilla and spices before adding the pumpkin.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 414mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 5057IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 1mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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