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Pumpkin Gooey Butter Bars

Here’s a super easy recipe for Pumpkin Gooey Butter Bars.  Watch the video showing you how to make this recipe, then scroll to the end of this post and print out the complete recipe so you can make them at home.

It’s fall! The holiday season is coming right up and I am so excited! Fall is the only time of year where it is acceptable to slip pumpkin into any recipe known to mankind, so I figured that I would share something festive and delicious…. this week I made Pumpkin Gooey Butter Bars.

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Bars recipe - from
There’s nothing like the comforting orange glow of pumpkin… it looks great and festive, and it tastes even better. Pumpkin is a miracle flavor!

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Bars recipe - from

Delish! All pumpkin pie lovers out there will go crazy over this recipe.

I loooove pumpkin pie (and anything pumpkin) and I noticed that the two desserts have similar consistencies. I do have to say that the crust on the Pumpkin Gooey Butter Bars is a hundred times better than Pumpkin Pie crust.

This recipe even has you looking forward to eating the crust!!

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Bars recipe - from

It’s all about the details… If you look closely, you can spot some little specks of cinnamon and nutmeg.

The bars are extraordinarily flavorful! I was more than happy with how these turned out. Pumpkin Gooey Butter Bars are a must-make for any party or gathering in Fall. My family demolished half of the pan within an hour of making these… oops!

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Bars

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Bars (shared from
A perfect fall treat!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 15 bars



  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted


  • one 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • one 15-ounce can unsweetened pumpkin puree
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • one 16-ounce box powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray a 9x13 inch baking pan with nonstick spray.  
  • Prepare the crust:  In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the cake mix, egg and butter.  Pat the mixture into the bottom of your prepared pan.
  • Prepare the filling:  In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth.  Add the eggs, vanilla and butter- beat well.  Mix in the powdered sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg until well-combined.
  • Spread the filling over the cake batter and bake 40 to 50 minutes.  Don't over bake; you want the center to be a little gooey!


Keyword Bars, pumpkin

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Recipe Rating


Friday 13th of May 2022

These are FABULOUS!! I made them exactly as directed. Thought the directions were spot on. Only issue I had was that the bars were still very “sloshy” at 45 minutes. Had to leave them in the oven for additional 10-15 minus and was a little bit hesitant even then. But you mentioned not to over cook them, so out they came. And the are perfect!! I broke my KETO diet and tried them. Oh so very worth it! Thank you!


Thursday 28th of October 2021

Can you freeze these?


Wednesday 17th of November 2021

Not sure about that!


Wednesday 8th of September 2021

Hi can you use pumpkin filling in a can instead of purée?



Sunday 26th of September 2021

The filling contains a lot of sugar, so I think it would be far too sweet.


Thursday 29th of October 2020

Can you use something beside cream cheese for the recipe due to milk allergy 


Tuesday 3rd of November 2020

Not sure!


Wednesday 22nd of November 2017

Has anyone tried reducing the amount of powdered sugar? A box seems like a lot and I want my grandma to be able to try these!


Monday 4th of December 2017

I haven't!