Browned Butter Frosted Pumpkin Bars

Browned Butter Frosted Pumpkin Bars

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20 min.
55 min.
60 bars (5 dozen)

Browned Butter Frosted Pumpkin Bars have unexpectedly wonderful flavors from the browned butter used in the frosting. Ready in less than 1 hour.


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup butter (we recommend LAND O LAKES® Butter), melted
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup chopped dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter (we recommend LAND O LAKES® Butter), melted
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk or 1/3 cup milk
  • Ground cinnamon (optional)
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PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

flour, sugar, baking powder, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, baking soda and ginger in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin, 3/4 cup butter and eggs; mix well. Stir in cranberries. Spread batter into ungreased 15x10-inch jelly-roll pan.

BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

1/2 cup butter in 1-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 4 to 6 minutes or until butter just starts to brown. WATCH CLOSELY. Immediately remove from heat. Pour into medium bowl; cool 5 minutes.

ADD powdered sugar and vanilla extract to butter mixture; mix well. Stir in enough milk for desired frosting consistency. Spread frosting over cooled bars. Sprinkle with ground cinnamon. Cut into bars.

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This was so easy to make and it tastes so good. I added mine own touch to it and made it even better too.

- JEANNIE KIRK from Oklahoma City, OK


This was a delicious snack cake (which is what I would call it). Easy, yummy, and quick.

- Deborah Nazaroff from Kerman, CA

Browned Butter Frosted Pumpkin Bars

This recipe was so easy to make and very good.Make this for an baby shower and everyone said that they love it,they like how the Browned Butter give it the tasty.I but blue icing on it because it an boy.I definatey will be making this again.

- patricia johnson from Lufkin, TX

Pumpkin Bars with Brown Butter icing

These are excellent. I used fresh cranberries and to cut the calories a bit, I did halve the icing. What a good recipe for a take along. You do have to watch that butter.

- Nancy Janyszeski from Revere, PA

Browned Butter Frosted Pumpkin Bars

I couldn't wait till Thanksgiving to try this one.It was very good , my family enjoyed these bars; i'll make them again real soon.

- Pat Wuestenberg from WATERTOWN, WI

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/60 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 60

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 100
  • Calories from Fat: 35
  • Total Fat: 4g (6% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g (13% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 20mg (7% of DV)
  • Sodium: 70mg (3% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 16g (5% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (2% of DV)
  • Sugars: 13g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 20% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 2% of DV
  • Iron: 2% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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