Gluten-Free Harvest Pumpkin Spice Bars

You'll fall in love with these pumpkin bars! They have a light texture, are full of cinnamon, ginger, raisins and nuts, and are topped with cream cheese frosting.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 40 min
  • Servings 49

Ingredients

Bars

1
box Betty Crocker™ Gluten Free yellow cake mix
1
can (15 oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1/2
cup butter, softened
1/4
cup water
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
1/4
teaspoon ground cloves
3
eggs
1
cup raisins, if desired

Frosting

1
container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy cream cheese frosting
1/4
cup chopped walnuts, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease bottom and sides of 15x10x1-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat all bar ingredients except raisins with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in raisins. Spread in pan.
  • 3 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until light brown. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 2 hours.
  • 4 Spread frosting over bars. Sprinkle with walnuts. For bars, cut into 7 rows by 7 rows. Store in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Add a bit of lemon zing to the cream cheese frosting by substituting lemon juice for the vanilla and adding 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel.

Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
90
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
85mg
85%;
Total Carbohydrate
14g
14%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.