Pumpkin Bars with Brown Sugar Frosting are the perfect fall crowd-pleasing treat! Spiced thick & soft pumpkin bars with a thick layer of brown sugar frosting will have everyone begging for seconds.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 8 by 8-inch baking pan with foil or parchment paper, leaving an overhang.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, baking soda and salt.
In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, and pumpkin. Add the butter mixture to the flour mixture, stirring until just combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the butter and brown sugar on medium-high speed until light, fluffy, and smooth. Add in the cinnamon and salt. On low speed, gradually add in the powdered sugar until incorporated. Add in the vanilla and milk and increase the speed to medium-high. Beat until very light and fluffy. If the frosting becomes too runny, add more powdered sugar. If the frosting is too thick, add a splash more milk. Spread the frosting evenly all over the pumpkin bars.
Cut into squares before serving. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 day or in the fridge for up to 5 days.
This recipe is easily doubled for a crowd in a 9x13 pan. Simply double all ingredients and add a few minutes to the bake time.
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