Perfect pumpkin bars with an irresistible salted caramel cream cheese frosting – there’s no better fall treat!
Note: this post has been updated on 9/8/16 with new photos. These continue to be a fall favorite of ours and loved by everyone that tries them!
Hmm…notice something a little different around here? Things seem a little brighter, more cheery? Yep, that’s right – greens & chocolate got a makeover! I realize that I changed my design earlier this year when I made the big switch from blogger to WordPress but I just never had a great feeling about it. It never really felt like home to me. Now, however, I can say this feels absolutely perfect and I owe a HUGE thank you to Shay Bock. She was such a delight to work with. It was as if she could read into my mind, knowing exactly what I wanted my new design to look like. I really hope you like it too, and find it’s a place you want to keep coming back to 🙂
To celebrate the new look, I made you your new favorite pumpkin bars with salted caramel cream cheese frosting. I just know they will be! The secret ingredient? Salted caramel, duh. Is there anything that’s NOT made better by salted caramel? I think not. So yeah, I took a super basic pumpkin bar recipe, made it a wee bit healthier by subbing some applesauce for half of then oil (you can’t tell, I promise!) and then slathered the entire pan with globs and globs of salted caramel cream cheese frosting.
Let’s just say a pan of these around my pumpkin-loving self is quite dangerous. The frosting is just as delicious as you would think, with a deep caramel flavor with a salty bite to it. The caramel flavor of the frosting goes perfectly with the cinnamon and nutmeg spiced pumpkin bars which bake up perfectly moist.
Also – yes, I realize this post is missing some pictures to go along with the bars. I’m having some camera difficulties right now and am unable to post the pictures that I took, but I figured my new look needed an introduction and you needed a new recipe in your life so I posted anyways. Hope you forgive me 😉 I also hope this situation is solved soon….
Looking for more pumpkin bar recipes? Check these out!
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Salted Caramel Swirl
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oat Bars
Love the new look!! And these bars look ah-mazing. I might have to make them this weekend. 🙂 And good luck on the TC marathon this weekend!!
Thanks Katie! Can’t believe it’s already marathon weekend!
Perfect timing! I just bought the ingredients for pumpkin bars! Now I get to add salted caramel. (: Sounds like a fun new spin on one of my favorite fall desserts! Love your new design too!
Love the new look 🙂
The new look is great!! I need to work on my look, but can’t put into words what I am looking for.
Thanks Katie! Yeah it was definitely hard to convey what look I was going for but luckily Shay nailed it.
Amazing! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I could have eaten the whole pan!
Love the new space! And these pumpkin bars… YES please!
Oh, this sounds perfect! I’ve been searching for a pumpkin/caramel bar for the last week, so I’m going to give this one a whirl!
And the blog looks fab! Love it. 🙂
LOVE the new look! I still need to find the time to switch over to wordpress!!
And these bars sound incredible!
How much flour do you use? (I’m in the middle of making them, and can’t find the measurement!)
2 cups of flour!
what do you mean by 1/2 cup caramel?
i adore your recipes and your new look, can’t wait to try this recipe!
Hi Zoe! I used 1/2 cup of caramel sauce that you would buy in a jar…I will clarify it in the recipe. Hope you enjoy these as much as I did! 🙂
This is my go to pumpkin bar recipe. I make it several times during the Fall season and every time I get the best compliments ever. It is so moist and it is the perfect flavor.