Classic pumpkin cookie bars recipe (1987)

A classic Libby's pumpkin cookie bars recipe

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A classic Libby’s pumpkin cookie bar recipe

These delicious pumpkin cookie bars are sort of like pumpkin bread, and have a delicous orange-flavored cream cheese frosting.

A classic Libby's pumpkin cookie bars recipe

Pumpkin cookie bars

Yield: 32 bars
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup Libby's Solid Pack Pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup undiluted Carnation Evaporated Milk
  • 1 slightly beaten egg
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup orange marmalade


  1. Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, nuts, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Add butter, mix until crumbly.
  2. Press into bottom of 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish. Bake in moderate oven (350 F) 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven.
  3. Reduce oven temperature to 325 F. Combine remaining ingredients EXCEPT the cream cheese and marmalade (which are for the topping). Pour over crust.
  4. Bake in slow oven (325 F) 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  5. Cool completely
  6. To make cream cheese topping, beat together until fluffy one 8-ounce package of softened cream cheese and 1/4 cup orange marmalade. Spread over cooled bars to frost.
  7. Garnish with crushed granola, chopped nuts or orange peel.
  8. Cut into 32 bars and serve.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 32 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 112Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 78mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g

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