Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats: Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Butter Bars

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Butter Bars

I jazzed up the traditional butter bar and gave it a pumpkin feel!
This Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Butter Bars are a big hit.

ooey gooey pumpkin butter bars

It's been awhile since I've given you a dessert!

Its about time, right?

This time of year is all about desserts - we are gearing up for Thanksgiving! And Christmas. Can we all agree we eat probably 70% of our yearly dessert intake during the last part of the year?

At least I do.  Whether good or bad, it's true.

ooey gooey pumpkin butter bars

Have you ever had a butter bar? They've been around FOREVER. Simple to make and delicous to gobble down. I think I first saw Paula Deen making them 20 years ago.

They have a bit of a salty, soft crust and like the title says itself an ooey, gooey middle with crunchy, flakey topping.  So many textures!

For this recipe I added pumpkin. Just because. You all know how I feel about pumpkin. I will eat it all year around, but this time of year I really up the annie and showcase it often. So right there in the middle I added pumpkin puree with the traditional pumpkin pie spices.

ooey gooey pumpkin butter bars

When you take these out of the oven, you will question yourself, "are these done?"  Trust me, you will. I did! But they are supposed to be that way. As long as that center batter isn't "jiggling" they are done. They will set up and get all ooey, gooey delicious.

Definitely let them cool a bit.  You start cutting these bars straight out of the oven and you might get a mess. They need time to settle down.  Give them 30 minutes to chill a bit.

You'll thank me!

ooey gooey pumpkin butter bars

These bars are great to bring to Thanksgiving.  Because, hello.....pumpkin. But also because they travel well! So much easier than carrying a pie that's jiggling all over the place.

People will clamor for the recipe {take paper copies of it, trust me}, it will probably show up the next month at their family Christmas.

When my kids came home from school the day I baked these - THEY DUG IN. Honestly, I had to hold them back from getting seconds. They loved them.

ooey gooey pumpkin butter bars

So, what's the you think you'll make these?

I can't wait to see your creations! Be sure to tag me on social media {@sweetsavoryeats} and I'll be sure to share the love.

Go pumpkin! And butter!

Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Butter Bars

Ooey Gooey Pumpkin Butter Bars
Yield: 18 bars
Author: Ally
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 40 MinTotal time: 45 Min
Everything you love about a classic butter bar taken up a notch with some pumpkin! Sweet, salty and rich these butter bars are a big hit.


  • 1 18.25 oz yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 T vanilla extract
  • 1 T pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 t cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Using a stand or electric mixer, combine the cake mix, 2 eggs and melted butter. Press this batter into the bottom of the greased pan.
  3. Using the same bowl combine the softened cream cheese, 2 eggs, pumpkin, vanilla and spices.  Once smooth gently sift in the powdered sugar until incorporated. Pour this batter over the cake batter.
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the top is crackled and set.
  5. Allow to cool completely before slicing into bars and serving. Keep covered.



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