Pumpkin Bars


Last week’s episode found us in the kitchen with the one and only Gregg “Hobie” Hubbard. He’s pretty much the greatest, ever. And he was kind enough to let me share his dad’s very famous pumpkin bar recipe. We have made these for every single Thanksgiving I can remember. No fall gathering at the Miller house is complete without a pan (or two or five) of these scrummy little bars! Easy to make, perfect for a large crowd, and oh so good. They’ll become a family staple for your holidays, too! 





Pumpkin Bars

Recipe by Madison Brown Course: Dessert
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  • For the Bars
  • 2 cups sugar

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 tsp. baking powder

  • 2 tsp. baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon

  • 3/4 cup corn oil

  • 2 cups mashed cooked pumpkin (or pumpkin puree)

  • 4 large eggs

  • For the Frosting
  • 4 oz. cream cheese at room temperature

  • 8 tbsp butter at room temperature

  • 1 tsp. vanilla

  • 2 tbsp. orange juice

  • 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar


  • In a large bowl, add the first 6 ingredients. Stir to mix.
  • Add oil, pumpkin and eggs; beat one minute at medium speed.
  • Spoon batter into a jelly roll pan (15x10x1).
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool completely and top with fluffy cream cheese frosting.
  • Frosting
  • Combine the first 4 ingredients and beat with an electric whisk or paddle attachment until light and creamy.
  • Slowly add the powdered sugar and mix until fluffy. About 5 minutes.


  • For whatever reason, we always have served these bars in rectangular pieces. Enjoy!


  1. Larry Ericksen
    November 21, 2018 / 10:53 AM

    Love your show on RFD-TV, Great pumpkin Bars,YUMMMM!

    • Madison
      February 5, 2019 / 3:54 PM

      Thank you Larry!

  2. Verna Nell Dittmar
    November 24, 2018 / 3:31 PM

    I would like the sandwich from 11/24/18 made with the sourdough bread, cheese, apple, ham, etc. Did not see the whole segment/

  3. Verna Nell Dittmar
    November 24, 2018 / 3:34 PM

    would love to see the recipe for the sourdough sandwich made on 11/24/2018. It consisted of apple slices, cheese and ham. Did not see the entire making of sandwich

  4. Deborah Roberts
    October 28, 2019 / 3:16 PM

    These bars won a blue ribbon at our local Pumpkin Show in Ohio. Thank you so much for the recipe!! A new fall family favorite at our house for sure. Thank you!

  5. Shirley Hunt
    January 21, 2020 / 4:54 PM

    Love your show. Would like to order products from segments when available

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