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Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cake Bars

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These Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cake Bars are so simple to prepare and are loved by everyone!

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cake Bars

Ahhhh, simple desserts are my favorite. When you need a dessert to bring to friends, a party or potluck these are your bars. Fun festive pumpkin flavor with delicious cinnamon sugar topping!

Hope you enjoy this simple ultra tasty bar!

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cake Bars

Place your softened/partially melted butter and cake mix into a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine slightly.

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cake Bars

Pumpkin and egg up next.

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cake Bars

Time for the egg ๐Ÿ™‚

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cake Bars

1 cup of pumpkin puree.

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cake Bars

Cinnamon chips! These are so yummy. Keep an eye out at your grocery store, they seem easier to find around baking season. You can always order them on Amazon if you can’t find them.

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cake Bars

Add a teaspoon of cinnamon to the batter.

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cake Bars

Transfer to a 9×13 inch baking dish lined with parchment paper.

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cake Bars

Top with lots of cinnamon and sugar then it’s time to bake! Enjoy!

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cake Bars


Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cake Bars

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cake BarsPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 25 min | Total time: 35 min


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree such as Libby’s
  • 1 cup cinnamon chips
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 9×13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Place cake mix, butter and egg into a large mixing bowl, stir to combine then add pumpkin, cinnamon chips and ground cinnamon. Press mixture into prepared baking pan. Place sugar and cinnamon into a small bowl to combine then sprinkle over top of bars. Bake for 25 minutes, until baked through. Remove and let cool for 30 minutes before cutting into squares.

Makes 12 Servings

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  1. 1

    Oh geeze, these bars look lovely!! So yummy.

  2. 2

    Perfect flavor combo — that cinnamon sugar topping is calling my name ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 3
    Maria says:

    I am always up for a pumpkin dessert!

  4. 4

    Pumpkin and snickerdoodles combined into one bar? Yum!

  5. 5

    Oh my goodness, I’m totally in love with these bars!

  6. 6

    Yum!! The perfect Fall treat!!

  7. 7

    oh man, just the name alone! I am always so impressed with what you can make from a cake mix- these look delicious!!!

  8. 8
    Sues says:

    I love how “ooey gooey” these bars look… heavenly!

  9. 9
    Liz says:

    Nice recipe. Thank you.

  10. 10

    Love this combo! yum ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. 11
    naomi says:

    I love how simple and delicious this is. You should really write a book – cooking and baking with kids. I love how easy this (and many other recipes of yours) is and it would be so fun to do with my little guy.

  12. 12

    Love the flavor combo in these cake bars!! Delicious I’m sure!

  13. 13

    I am definitely making these for my hubby! He is going to love them ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. 14

    I have been making lot’s of pumpkin recipes this month. I should add this one to my ‘to try’ pile!

  15. 15
    Gaby says:

    Pumpkin and cinnamon chips is a brilliant combo! Love it!

  16. 16

    Yum! What a great pumpkin recipe! I need to find some cinnamon chips!

  17. 17
    Virginia says:

    I also love simple desserts! I have added this to my menu plan for next week! They look delicious!!

  18. 18

    This looks so delectable and easy to make! Love ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. 19

    I love how simple and delicious this recipe looks! Snickerdoodles are a new favorite of mine and I can’t wait to make this as a fall twist on an old classic ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. 20
    Lindsey says:

    Sooo good! I used my last bag of cinnamon chips a few weeks ago, so I omitted those ๐Ÿ™
    Also, for the cinnamon, I used 1/2 tsp. of Saigon Cinnamon and 1/2 tsp. of Roasted Saigon Cinnamon. Yum!!

    This was SO EASY to make; I saw the recipe today and I already had everything in my pantry! Will definitely make again!

    P.s. Even my husband had 2 squares and he is not a huge pumpkin lover! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. 21

    I should be tired of pumpkin by now but I just can’t quit!

  22. 22
    naomi says:

    These are totally calling my name. LOVE!!!

  23. 23
    Evelyn Eidell says:

    These sounded wonderful. Wanted to try, but could not print the recipe as suggested. Could you tell me what I am doing incorrectly? Thanks so much

  24. 24
    Lizzie Croom says:

    These were delicious, but mine turned out more like regular cake than bars. I skipped the parchment paper, could that be why? Or perhaps they were overmixed in the stand mixer?

  25. 25
    alma says:

    I made these yesterday cause I was hoping for somethinng ooey gooey but it ended up like regular cake. It was great and super yummy but not what I expected.

  26. 26
    Sara H says:

    We loved the taste of these but I did end up with more of a cake consistency than bar. Not sure why? My kids had no clue they were supposed to be bars though and want me to make them again at Thanksgiving!

  27. 27
    Lynne says:

    Everybody loved these, and I’m making them again. They are more cake like than bars though. Really good!

  28. 28

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    nckarisom says:

    Hi, I plan to make these bars this week; do you think I could substitute white chocolate chips (cheaper and easier to find) and extra cinnamon in place of the cinnamon chips?

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