Black Bottom Pumpkin Bars

Black Bottom Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin bars with a chocolate surprise on the bottom!

25 min. prep time
48 bars
000 Ratings



2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa


1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 to 3 tablespoons milk


Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 15x10x1-inch baking pan; set aside.

Combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt and remaining spices in bowl. Set aside.

Combine sugar and butter in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add pumpkin; beat until well mixed.

Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture, beating at low speed and scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

Spoon 2 1/4 cups batter into bowl. Add cocoa; mix well. Spread into prepared pan. Spread remaining batter over top.

Bake 21-24 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes.

Combine all glaze ingredients except milk in bowl; beat at low speed, gradually adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Drizzle glaze over bars.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 120

Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 25mg

Sodium: 130mg

Carbohydrates: 17g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #15753©2012Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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