Halloween Pumpkin Bars

Makes: 35 bars / Total Time: 50 mins

10/27/2021, noon

Halloween Pumpkin Bars Makes: 35 bars / Total Time: 50 mins


• 1-1/2 cups pumpkin pie filling

• 2 cups sugar

• 1 cup canola oil

• 4 large eggs, room temperature

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

• 2 cups all-purpose flour

• 2 teaspoons baking powder

• 1 teaspoon baking soda

• 1/2 teaspoon salt

• 1 cup chopped pecans

• 1 can (16 ounces) cream cheese frosting

• Yellow and red food coloring

• 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

• Candy corn and additional milk chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat pumpkin, sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to pumpkin mixture and mix well. Stir in pecans.

  2. Pour into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

  3. Tint frosting orange with yellow and red food coloring. Frost bars; cut into 35 squares.

  4. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Transfer to a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of the bag. Decorate as desired.

Halloween Pumpkin Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home