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Sour Cream Pumpkin Bars

Sour Cream Pumpkin Bars

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  • Yield: 48 bars
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Bake 25 mins

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Use a little whole wheat flour in these bars to add fiber and nutrients. A browned butter frosting tops this dessert.


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup dairy sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • Browned Butter Frosting (recipe follows)
  • Chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)


  1. Grease a 15x10x1-inch baking pan; set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter with an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Beat in sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt until combined. Add eggs, pumpkin, sour cream, milk, and vanilla; beat until combined. Add all-purpose and whole wheat flours; beat until combined. Stir in 1 cup nuts.
  3. Spread mixture evenly into prepared baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven about 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack.
  4. Prepare Browned Butter Frosting; spread over cooled bars. If you like, sprinkle with additional nuts. Cut into bars. Makes 48 bars.

Browned Butter Frosting


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. In a small saucepan, heat butter over medium-low heat until melted. Continue heating until the butter turns a light brown. Remove from heat and transfer butter to a medium mixing bowl. Add powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer until combined. Beat in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make a spreadable frosting. Use immediately. Makes about 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts

(Sour Cream Pumpkin Bars)

pro. (g) 1, vit. A (IU) 923, iron (mg) 0, carb. (g) 18, calcium (mg) 20, cal. (kcal) 130, sodium (mg) 63, vit. C (mg) 0, fiber (g) 1, sat. fat (g) 3, Fat, total (g) 6, chol. (mg) 20

Comments (1)

pacebar289541 wrote:
The Church Ladies LOVED this bars. Many thanks for the recipe.

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