I wish I could tell you what it is about this time of year that has me all kinds of “nest-ish”, but I have been organizing, cleaning and baking like crazy the last few weeks! One of the best things to come out of this fall frenzy? These Pumpkin Spice Bars with Maple Bourbon Frosting!! They’re incredibly tasty and a pretty quick recipe to bake up! Not to mention that they’re sure to WOW any company that comes over!
My Mother-in-Law LOVED these and immediately asked for the recipe 😀 So I definitely know that these pass muster!
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup oil
- 1 can pumpkin
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup pumpkin spice chips
- 8oz cream cheese, softened
- 3 tbsp butter, room temp
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp bourbon
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 C confectioners sugar
- Heat over to 350 degrees
- Grease a jelly-roll pan
- In large bowl beat eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until smooth.
- Stir in flour, baking powder salt, pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin spice chips.
- Spread into pan.
- Bake 20 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer using the flat attachment, beat together the butter and cream cheese until creamy and smooth.
- Add the vanilla and gradually add the sugar, beating until smooth.
- Add the maple syrup and bourbon and beat until well combined.
- Add more confectioners sugar if you want a thicker frosting.
Allow the baked bars to cool completely and the add your frosting! Slice into squares and serve! Be sure to refrigerate any leftovers… not that there are going to be any leftovers 😉
If you’ve never tried maple and pumpkin flavors together, then you’re going to love this combination! This is probably my new go to for sweet fall flavors when the craving strikes!
Linda at Mixed Kreations says
I do love pumpkin, and these do look yummy! I haven’t heard of the pumpkins spice chips, I will have to look for those. Thanks for sharing!
Kat Curling says
oh my goodness these look DIVINE! I cannot wait to make them!
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says
I think I might eat the frosting before it got on the bars! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up and don’t forget to leave a comment at the party – Next week’s features that also leave a comment get pinned, yummed and tweeted!
Kim @ The Baking ChocolaTess says
I love these combination of flavors! Pinning for later! 🙂
Charlotte Burkholder says
These are beautiful and delicious looking. Thanks for sharing on Family Joy Blog Linkup.
Looks delicious. Thank you for linking up with us at #HomeMattersParty . We would love to have you again next week .
These sound so good, esp with this frosting and the special chips I’d love to try these. Nice picture, too!
These sound so flavorful & look great! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!
These do look yummy. A great treat for this time of year.
These look like the perfect seasonal treat. I am a sucker for anything maple.
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says
Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party! Hope to see you this Sunday too!
Jann Olson says
They certainly look yummy! I have never heard of spice chips. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
Claire Justine says
These look delicious, I would love to try them 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays, you are one of my featured blogs today.
Those bars look so attractive! I’m sure they are delicious, I wish I could take a slice from the screen 😀
Yum, I just pinned this great looking recipe. Happy Fall, Kippi
Mmm… this sounds delicious!
These pumpkin spice bars sound amazing. Hope you stop by Over The Moon party since you are being featured. https://eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com/2018/10/over-moon-linky-party_14.html
Yum, and very seasonal! Thank you for sharing on FF.
Miz Helen says
Your Pumpkin Spice Bars with Maple Bourbon Frosting look fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
These look picture perfect! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!
Grandmas House DIY says
Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing with us at the To Grandma’s house we go link party!
Looks so yummy, Jennifer! I can’t wait to make these for my husband. He LOVES anything pumpkin…