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.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

25 mins
40 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and lightly flour a 9x9x2-inch baking pan. Set aside.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

90 calories; protein 1.5g; carbohydrates 11.2g; dietary fiber 0.3g; sugars 4.9g; fat 4.3g; saturated fat 1.7g; cholesterol 3.4mg; vitamin a iu 731.5IU; vitamin c 0.1mg; folate 22.9mcg; calcium 12mg; iron 0.5mg; magnesium 3.5mg; potassium 32.7mg; sodium 75.3mg.

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Rating: 4 stars
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! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
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 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. Read More