Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Bars

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Bars

Pumpkin recipes are in full swing over at my house. I already made a long list of pumpkin desserts that I can squeeze in before December.

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Bars

This is a really simple brown sugar base with a pumpkin pie cake topping and a snickerdoodle dusting on top.

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Bars

These would make great bars for a Thanksgiving party or get together. I served mine with maple ice cream! They taste exactly like Thanksgiving!


Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Bars


Bottom Layer

1 1/2 cup flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup butter (115g), at room temperature

1 egg, at room temperature

1 tsp vanilla

Pumpkin Layer

1/2 cup plain flour

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 stick butter (58g), at room temperature

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (I used 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp all spice.1/4 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp cloves)

1 egg, at room temperature

3/4 cup pumpkin puree

Snickerdoodle Topping

2 tbs sugar

2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F/180 C. Grease and flour a 9x9 inch pan. Make the crust layer. In a small bowl whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl cream together the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until combined. Stir in the flour mixture and press into the prepared pan.
  3. Make the cake layer by creaming the butter and sugar together. Add in the pumpkin, spices, egg, flour, baking powder and salt.
  4. Spread the batter on top of the crust evenly. In a small bow mix together the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over top the batter. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Let cool before slicing into squares.

adapted from Lovein’ from the Oven

You Might Like: