Pumpkin Bars

Are you looking for an easy Thanksgiving dessert?  Pumpkin Bars don’t take many ingredients and are easy to prepare. Anytime I’ve served this dish, it’s gotten rave reviews.


Pumpkin Bars


Crust: 1 box cake mix, 1/2 cup melted butter, 1 egg

Filling: 16 oz Pumpkin Puree, 5 oz evaporated milk, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (I mixed my own using cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves)

Topping: 1 cup reserved cake mixture, 2 T granulated sugar, 2 T softened butter, 1 tsp. cinnamon




1. Mix cake mix, 1/2 cup melted butter, and one egg. Reserve 1 cup of mixture. Press the rest in a 10 x 10 baking pan. (A 9 x 13 will work, too.)


2. Mix 16 oz Pumpkin Puree, 5 oz evaporated milk, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 2 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie seasoning in a stand mixer. Pour over crust.

3. Mix 1 cup reserved crust mixture, 2 T granulated sugar, 2 T softened butter, and 1 tsp cinnamon. Roll bits of topping in balls and then flatten out and place over filling.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 – 50 minutes.

Serve with ice cream or whipped cream. Doesn’t this look great?

We can devour a pan of this dessert in no time. I promise that you’ll like it!







  1. I have heard of Pacific Foods before, but I had no idea they had so many choices. The recipe looks yummy too. 🙂

  2. I love Pacific foods and I always use their Organic Cream of Chicken soup for recipes. No more canned soup for me! Your pumpkin bars look delish!

  3. I LOVE Pacific Foods! They’re my go-to for chicken broth and I love their soups as well. I didn’t know they had pumpkin puree. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  4. Wow! I hadn’t heard of Pacific Foods before now but they sound top notch! I’ll have to keep my eye out for them at Publix. Thanks for the tasty recipe!

  5. We purposely avoid any canned foods unless they say they are BPA free. So good to know there’s another option!

  6. I have frequently purchased Pacific Foods. Now, after knowing the benefits…I will be making it a regular! Recipe looks fab! ~Christy

  7. Have not heard of this brand but what a great concept! Your recipe looks delish too!

  8. I have bought this brand before but will now look for it!! Thanks for the information on the company. I really like this type of packaging over aluminum!! Your recipe looks delicious I will be making it for sure! 🙂

  9. Looks yummy! Did I miss it, where do they sell this? I HATE buying food in cans because of the BPA. Buying the Eden’s brand, which I think is the only can that doesn’t have BPA is expensive. This sounds like an affordable option that’s good for your health. SCORE! 🙂

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    • Serena,
      You can go to the Pacific Foods website to see where it is sold in your area. Harris Teeter and Whole Foods have it near me.


  10. Great post! I always prefer cartons!

  11. LOVE how that carton opens – and these bars look AMAZING!

  12. Oh fun! I love how green they are with their food. I’ll definitely have to check them out. Plus, those pumpkin bars look amazingly good! YUM!

  13. Very cool! I love all-things-pumpkin!

  14. Yes! I buy a LOT of Pacific food products because so many are gluten free! They are a great company!

  15. Never heard of them, but man do these look YUMMY! Thanks for sharing Paula!

  16. ELIZA ELLIOT says:

    I haven’t heard of them but thanks for the great recipe!!

  17. These look sooooooooo dee-lish!! Definitely pinning! Thanks for the recipe!

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