Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars

2 Reviews
From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Get your pumpkin flavor fix with these diabetic-friendly Pumpkin Bars. With only 90 calories per bar, this is the perfect dessert for Thanksgiving or any Fall occasion.

Ingredients 25 servings

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  • ½ cup 60% to 70% tub-style vegetable oil spread, softened
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar (see Tip)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ⅓ cup canned pumpkin
  • ¼ cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 1 egg
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ (8 ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), softened
  • 1 cup frozen light whipped dessert topping, thawed
  • Freshly grated nutmeg (optional)


  • Prep

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and lightly flour a 9x9x2-inch baking pan. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine vegetable oil spread, brown sugar, baking soda and pumpkin pie spice; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until well mixed. Beat in pumpkin and egg. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Using a wooden spoon, stir in any remaining flour.
  3. Spread dough into prepared pan. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on a wire rack.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, beat cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in half of the dessert topping. Fold in remaining dessert topping. Spread over cooled pumpkin layer. If desired, sprinkle with nutmeg. Cut into bars.
  • Tip: We do not recommend sugar substitutes for this recipe.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 bar
  • Per serving: 90 calories; 4 g fat(2 g sat); 0 g fiber; 11 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 23 mcg folate; 3 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 732 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 12 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 75 mg sodium; 33 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate, ½ fat

Reviews 2

October 19, 2019
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By: Ariana
So how many bars is this supposed to make? I see the nutrition info but do not see how many servings. I would put a lot less frosting next time too but all in all it was good!
November 22, 2018
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By: Emily
The flavor was good, not great, but good. It came out paper thin. I followed it step by step. I expected it to be slightly thin because its called a bar but mine turned out exactly the height of the spread...no rise at all. Is that how it should be? I didnt like that it turned up as thin as a toll house chocolate chip cookie. Not a favorite for me but thank you anyways as it was fun baking with fam.
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