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Black Bottom Pumpkin Bars

Black Bottom Pumpkin Bars

Classic pumpkin bars with a chocolate bottom are easy to prepare. It's a simple as making one batter and adding cocoa powder to half. 

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25 min
Prep Time
45 min
Total Time



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

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa


1 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 to 3 tablespoons milk

1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

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

  3. STEP 3

    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.

  4. STEP 4

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

  5. STEP 5

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

  6. STEP 6

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

  7. STEP 7

    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 (1 bar)

120 Calories
6 Fat (g)
25 Cholesterol (mg)
130 Sodium (mg)
17 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
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