Amish Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Amish pumpkin bars with cream  cheese frosting are moist pumpkin cakes in brownie-type form, dressed for autumn with festive candies and sprinkles.
Amish Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Week

Amish Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

This post is sponsored on behalf of #PumpkinWeek. Our generous sponsors Dixie Crystals, Sweets & Treats, Torani and Cabot Cheeses  have provided us with products for recipe creation and a giveaway for our readers. As always, all opinions are my own.
Amish Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
My recipe of the day is  for Amish Pumpkin Bars with  Cream Cheese frosting just in time  for Pumpkin Week, which is  a sponsored  blogger  event with lots of fun, recipes, and a giveaway.
Fall is in the air, and we are celebrating our love of pumpkin with #PumpkinWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures. All week-long 34 bloggers will be sharing 140+ fantastic recipes for all your Autumn celebrations, including breakfasts, baked goods, savory pumpkin recipes, desserts, and drinks. Thank you sponsors for providing the prize packages. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below!
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Dixie Crystals is giving one winner a Marble Rolling Pin and Board Set.

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Sweets & Treats is giving one winner the Year of Sprinkles that contains holiday mixes, classic sprinkles, and some of their most popular sprinkles.
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Torani is giving one winner a year supply of Torani: 12-750ml glass bottles, flavors will be winner’s choice, plus pumps for each bottle.

We believe in flavor for all and opportunity for all. In the beginning, Rinaldo and Ezilda Torre visited family in Lucca, Italy. They returned home to San Francisco with handwritten recipes, which they used to create authentic flavored syrups. Needless to say, the syrups were a hit. A lot has happened since then, but our belief has remained the same: Flavor for All, Opportunity for All. It means that not only are the products we make inclusive and approachable, but so is our success. We believe everything starts with people, and the only way to truly succeed is to succeed together. Today, you can use more than 100 of our naturally flavored syrups, sauces and beverage bases in coffees, sodas, teas, smoothies, cocktails and more.

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Cabot is giving one winner a gift box of assorted Cabot cheeses.

The farm families that own Cabot Creamery Co-operative love what they do. And they’ve been doing it for a long time—every single day since 1919. Almost 100 years later, we’re proud of our thriving farms, strong communities, and happy, healthy cows that produce the rich, buttery milk that we use to make Cabot’s award-winning cheese and dairy products. We like to think those awards mean we’re doing something right. Of course, you’re a big part of this too. If you love eating our cheese as much as we love making it, then we’ll get to keep doing what we do for generations to come.

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Thank you to #PumpkinWeek Sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Sweets & Treats, Torani, and Cabot Creamery Co-operative for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #PumpkinWeek recipes. All opinions are my own. The #PumpkinWeek giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning.
Four (4) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. Winners have 48 hours to respond once chosen, or they forfeit the prize and alternate winner(s) will be chosen. The #PumpkinWeek Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #PumpkinWeek posts or entry.
Amish Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Enjoy these #PumpkinWeek recipes from our bloggers:Pumpkin Drinks:
Butterscotch Pumpkin Spice Latte from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew from Food Above Gold
Pumpkin Butterscotch Smoothie from The Mandatory Mooch
Pumpkin Pie Mule from Seduction In The Kitchen
Spooky Sugar Pumpkin Shake from For the Love of Food
White Pumpkin-Spiced Hot Chocolate from Our Good LifePumpkin Breakfasts & Baked Goods:
3-Ingredient Cheater Pumpkin Muffins from Shockingly Delicious
Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Brown Butter Glaze from The Crumby Kitchen
Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Muffins from Red Cottage Chronicles
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins from The Bitter Side of Sweet
Pumpkin Butter from Everyday Eileen
Pumpkin Butter from Jen Around the World
Pumpkin Coffee Cake from It Bakes Me Happy
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast from Sweet Beginnings
Pumpkin French Toast with Maple Butter from Cheese Curd In Paradise
Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Roll Cake from Love & Confections
Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte Cinnamon Rolls from The Baking Fairy

Savory Pumpkin Recipes:
Cheesy Corn Pumpkin Dip from Caroline’s Cooking
Pumpkin Deviled Eggs from 4 Sons R Us
Pumpkin Herb Cheese Ball from The Spiffy Cookie

Pumpkin Desserts:
Amish Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting from Palatable Pastime
Gluten Free Pumpkin Snickerdoodles from Frugal & Fit
Mini Pumpkin Bundt Cakes from Big Bear’s Wife
Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites from The Beard and The Baker
Mini Pumpkin Spice Trifles from My Sweet Zepol
Pumpkin Oatmeal Cream Pies from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Pumpkin Pie Fudge from Kelly Lynns Sweets and Treats
Pumpkin Pudding from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Pumpkin Spice Biscotti from Creative Southern Home
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream from Family Around the Table
Pumpkin Sprinkle Cookies from Daily Dish Recipes
Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting from Blogghetti
Spiced Pumpkin and Apple Cakes from Karen’s Kitchen Stories

Remember to  check back  tomorrow for  more new recipes and fun!

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My Amish Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting utilize several  of the sponsor  products, which they generously provided to me to make some pumpkin deliciousness for you (which I have): Dixie Crystals, who  provided baking  product in  the  form of  vanilla as well  as using their sugars in the bars. And Sweets & Treats provided the cutest supply of autumn sprinkles (which you see on top  of the bars). My thanks to both  of these sponsors!

Amish Pumpkin Bars Batter

Amish Pumpkin Bars batter

Dixie Crystals normally provides lots of all kinds of sugar but for this round of Pumpkin Week opted to send me provisions from Amazon, of which I chose a selection of vanillas, still having some of their wonderful product on hand to use as well.

Dixie Crystals provisions

And their sugars are fantastic- they have lots of granulated, confectioners and brown sugars for any kind of baking you can imagine.

Dixie Crystals Sugar

Sweets &  Treats also provided, and from their selections I chose an Autumn mix of sprinkles and also some  autumn leaves mix, plus a few decorative straws to use in later posts-  their paper products are  adorable!

Sweets and Treats

Later in the  week you will  also see recipes using some  of the other sponsor products.  In the coming days, I will be posting  Pumpkin Gnocchi, Layered Pumpkin  Cheesecake Pie, Fresh Pumpkin Quiche with Bacon and Sage, Harvest Pumpkin  Layer Cake,  and Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal Cups. Make sure you check back in each day so you don’t miss these! There will also be more recipes from  the other bloggers every day.

Amish Pumpkin Bars with  Cream Cheese Frosting in Pan

Amish Pumpkin Bars in Pan

Amish Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Sue Lau
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


Amish Pumpkin Bars

  • 16 ounce can pumpkin not pie mix
  • 1-3/4 cups Dixie Crystals granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs at room temp
  • 1 cup melted cooled butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste or extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped crystallized ginger

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 ounce package cream cheese at room temp
  • 2 ounces unsalted butter softened
  • 3-1/2 cups sifted Dixie Crystals confectioner's sugar measure after sifting
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla paste or extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  • 11 ounces Brachs mellowcreme pumpkins candies
  • 2 ounces Sweets & Treats autumn mix sprinkles


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Line a 12x16x1 inch baking pan with parchment paper and spray liberally with nonstick cooking spray or wipe with butter.
  • Add the pumpkin, granulated sugar, eggs, cooled melted butter and vanilla to the mixer bowl and blend.
  • Gradually add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices, mixing to form a batter.
  • Scrape down the bowl and fold in the chopped pecans, raisins and crystallized ginger.
  • Spread evenly on the parchment.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick tests in the center without wet batter.
  • Cool completely.
  • Whisk together ingredients for the frosting until smooth and spread over cooled pumpkin bars.
  • Sprinkle with Sweets & Treats baking decor and arrange mellowcreme pumpkins on uncut bars, 4x6 for twenty four.
  • Allow the frosting to set up for about 45 minutes, then slice into squares.
  • Store in an airtight container, refrigerated, until needed.


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Amish Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

15 responses

  1. I’ve never done much baking with pumpkin although after reading this I will definitely be giving it a go 🙂 My favourite pumpkin recipe is pumpkin & chilli soup. Basically just made by roasting pumpkin segments until soft. Then throw onion, garlic, chilli, olive oil into a pan to soften, once soft add 1/2 tub of creme fraiche. Then throw everything into a blender with some added chilli flakes & wizz til smooth. Tastes amazing! 🙂

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