Easy Pumpkin Pie Cake Bars Recipe
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These Pumpkin Pie Cake Bars are so easy to make!
They’re moist, delicious cake bars, filled with pumpkin pie flavors and are a perfectly easy sweet treat for fall.
I took a quick peek in my pantry on Friday and I counted 6, yep 6 cans of pumpkin pie filling and pumpkin puree!
I had bought a few more cans on a whim at the store the other day, not realizing I already had 3 cans leftover from last year. (Just one more reason why I love online grocery ordering/pickup… It helps me avoid duplicating items I already have and all those “on a whim” purchases!)
With all that pumpkin on hand, I figured I better get busy and bake somethin’ with pumpkin!
Sunday is my favorite day to bake goodies. We eat what we want and then on Monday morning, I’ll send the leftovers with my hubby to his office. (By about 3:30 in the afternoon, I’m usually regretting that decision to get rid of the leftovers, but it’s really better for everyone that way, lol.)
Why You need to Make These Pumpkin Bars
This recipe for Easy Pumpkin Pie Cake bars was a hit with everyone!
They are amazing! The bars are moist, delicious and so easy to make – such a fabulous sweet treat for fall.
Just the scent of the pumpkin bars baking in the oven was pretty much driving the kids wild and I was having trouble keeping them from opening the oven every 5 minutes. (Even better, the smell of pumpkin and cake baking enabled me to squeeze a few extra whine-free chores out of the kids. They had to earn that cake, lol!)
If you haven’t made the “seasonal switch” to all things pumpkin yet, you really have to do it with this recipe! It’s one you’ll want to make over and over to share with family and friends.
Getting in the mood for pumpkin?
Here are a few more pumpkin recipes you might like:
- Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe
- Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal
- Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream Shake
- Low Carb Pumpkin Granola (no sugar/no oats)
Easy Pumpkin Pie Cake Bars Recipe
- Prep Time: 40
- Cook Time: 45
- Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
- Yield: 12 1x
These Pumpkin Pie Cake Bars are so easy to make! They’re moist, delicious cake bars that are a perfectly easy sweet treat for fall.
- 1 can pumpkin pie filling
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup evaporated milk)
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 1 stick butter, cut into small cubes
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Beat eggs in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin then gradually stir in evaporated milk.
- In another large bowl, cut the butter cubes and cake mix together with a pastry cutter (or 2 butter knives or your fingers) until crumbly. Set aside 1 cup of the mixture.
- Grease a 13×9″ baking dish, dump in the remaining cake mix/butter mixture into the bottom of the baking dish at press it down with the bottom of a measuring cup (or your fingers) to pack it together over the entire bottom pan and slightly up the sides.
- Drop spoonfuls of the pie filling over the crust and carefully spread it as evenly as possible.
- Sprinkle the reserved cup of the crust mixture over the pie filling and bake for 45 minutes.
- Cool completely, and chill for 30 minutes before cutting into squares.
- Top with whipped cream and serve.
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About the Author
Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.
Hi Jamie, what size cake mix did you use? I see a lot of different sizes on the shelf, 9oz, 16.5 oz, . Also is there a specific type of mix? There’s instant where you just add water and egg, others need oil or fat added or does that make a difference? Thank you!
anything from 15.25 to 16.25 will work.
Hi Jamie. Jan from New Plymouth, New Zealand here. I do love your ideas & patterns. We have a 7 year old granddaughter and her brother is 10. I have made Bianca a purple satin nightie from your shift dress pattern and she just loves it! Ben loves pumpkin and I want to make your bar. Please tell me what a stick of butter weighs. Thank you for all you do!!XX
Thank you! A stick of butter equals 8 tablespoons.
Jan Randle asked what a stick weighs. There are 4 sticks in a pound of butter so one stick would weigh 4 ounces.
You did not say what size pumpkin, I have 3 large cans pumpkin that need to be used.
Just fyi, it’s pumpkin pie filling, not puree and i used a 15 oz can.
I’ve been making pumpkin things lately and this is a perfect recipe to add to my fall baking list, thanks!