Yield: 24 bars

Butter Pecan Frosted Pumpkin Bars

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

The most perfect Pumpkin Bars with a sweet Butter Pecan Frosting. These frosted pumpkin bars will seriously make you swoon! Share a pan with friends and family this holiday season!



  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 can (15 ounce) pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup plus 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened (divided)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 24 pecan halves


    1. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs, sugar, pumpkin and melted butter until smooth. Add remaining ingredients for the pumpkin bars and beat for 2-3 minutes until fully combined.
    2. Pour batter into a lightly greased 15x10x1inch baking sheet. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes.
    3. Remove and cool completely before frosting.
    4. For the frosting, combined brown sugar, 2 Tbsp butter and milk in a small saucepan over low heat. Whisk until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool completely.
    5. In a large mixing bowl, beat ½ cup softened butter with powdered sugar. Pour in COOLED brown sugar mixture. Beat for 3-4 minutes until light and fluffy. Fold in chopped pecans.
    6. Spread over cooled pumpkin bars. Press pecan halves gently into top of bars. Cut and store in airtight container in refrigerator.  Or, freeze until ready to use.


  • Freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 253Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 109mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 1gSugar: 34gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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