Easy Pumpkin Pie Streusel Bars

Looking for a delicious and easy twist on the classic pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving? Then you’ll love these Easy Pumpkin Pie Streusel Bars made with a yellow cake mix, creamy pumpkin filling, and spices for the perfect flavor combination. These crumb pumpkin bars are perfect for feeding a crowd and are truly yummy! 

These Easy Pumpkin Pie Streusel Bars are one of my favorite desserts to make for Thanksgiving and they're always a real crowd-pleaser! These best ever pumpkin bars have all the delicious flavor of a traditional pumpkin pie, but use only a few ingredients including cake mix, pumpkin filling, and spices. Even better they're super quick and easy to make! #thanksgiving #thanksgivingdessert #pumpkinpie #pumpkinpiebars #streuselbars #easydesserts

If you love the taste of pumpkin pie, cake, and cinnamon sugar gloriousness, then these delicious and easy pumpkin pie streusel bars are for you. If you don’t, then you don’t know what you are missing!

And when I say these are easy, I mean so easy my 6 year old and 4 year old did most of the work here. I think they did a pretty awesome job, right?

Easy Pumpkin Pie Streusel Bars

These Easy Pumpkin Pie Streusel Bars are one of my favorite desserts to make for Thanksgiving and they're always a real crowd-pleaser! These best ever pumpkin bars have all the delicious flavor of a traditional pumpkin pie, but use only a few ingredients including cake mix, pumpkin filling, and spices. Even better they're super quick and easy to make! #thanksgiving #thanksgivingdessert #pumpkinpie #pumpkinpiebars #streuselbars #easydesserts

With Thanksgiving upon us, it has me thinking about all the things I’m truly grateful for. I have a great husband who works beyond measure to protect and serve our community and to provide for our family. I have two beautiful boys who light up my world every single time I see them and who always keep me laughing and smiling.

And then of course I have a great job, an even better side job (blogging), friends, family, a roof over my head, food on my table, and more clothes, shoes, and lipstick than any girl could ever possibly need.

To say I’m blessed would be a complete understatement. But I am. I’m so, so blessed.

Making these bars with my two kiddos this past weekend really put some things in perspective for me. We woke up early on Saturday, ate some cinnamon toast waffles while watching an episode of Teen Titans Go, and as I sat there and watched them giggle at the silly antics on the cartoon show, I couldn’t help but think to myself- what a lucky mom I am.

My kids are so happy, always smiling and laughing at the silliest things, but constantly reminding me that that’s what life is all about. It’s about smiling and laughing at the things that make you happy, and enjoying the little things.

These Easy Pumpkin Pie Streusel Bars are one of my favorite desserts to make for Thanksgiving and they're always a real crowd-pleaser! These best ever pumpkin bars have all the delicious flavor of a traditional pumpkin pie, but use only a few ingredients including cake mix, pumpkin filling, and spices. Even better they're super quick and easy to make! #thanksgiving #thanksgivingdessert #pumpkinpie #pumpkinpiebars #streuselbars #easydesserts

When I asked if they wanted to help me make some pumpkin bars, both of them immediately jumped up and said “Yeah!”, and quickly ran to the kitchen to get their stool asking what we needed to do first.

They both loved helping add in all the ingredients to create these delicious and easy pumpkin pie streusel bars.

Easy Pumpkin Pie Streusel Bars

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Easy Pumpkin Pie Streusel Bars

You’ll love these Easy Pumpkin Pie Streusel Bars made with a yellow cake mix, creamy pumpkin filling, and spices for the perfect flavor combination. These crumb pumpkin bars are perfect for feeding a crowd and are truly yummy! 

  • Author: Cara Owens
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted (1 stick)
  • 1 egg

Filling:

  • 1 can (30 ounces) pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Combine cake mix, melted butter, and egg until crumbly. Set aside 2/3 cup for the topping. Press the remaining crumb mixture into a greased 13-in. x 9 in. x 2 in. glass baking dish.
  2. For the filling, combine the pumpkin pie, evaporated milk, and eggs, pouring evenly over the crust.
  3. For the topping, combine the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and the 2/3 cup of crumb mixture. Sprinkle over the pumpkin layer.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Once removed from the oven, let cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: Makes 24 Bars

Keywords: pumpkin pie streusel bars, pumpkin pie bars, pumpkin pie bars with streusel topping, pumpkin streusel dessert, pumpkin dessert bars

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A yellow cake layer, pumpkin pie filling, and cinnamon sugar crumble topping make these bars the perfect treat for the Thanksgiving holiday. They are super easy and quick to make and will feed a crowd, making them a win-win.

In case you’re wondering I always use this glass dish for making bar recipes and they turn out perfectly every time!

The house seriously smelled so heavenly while the bars were baking! And just saying- it’s completely acceptable to eat a slice for breakfast (not speaking from experience or anything). 😉

These Easy Pumpkin Pie Streusel Bars are one of my favorite desserts to make for Thanksgiving and they're always a real crowd-pleaser! These best ever pumpkin bars have all the delicious flavor of a traditional pumpkin pie, but use only a few ingredients including cake mix, pumpkin filling, and spices. Even better they're super quick and easy to make! #thanksgiving #thanksgivingdessert #pumpkinpie #pumpkinpiebars #streuselbars #easydesserts

So beyond sharing this awesomely delicious recipe with you today that I hope you’ll try making, I also wanted to share a simple reminder.

If we all could only take note from the 4 and 6 year olds in the world, we might could lead a happier life. We might could remember that life isn’t about waiting for the next big thing to happen or anticipating the tomorrows or next weeks.

It’s about living in the moment and just focusing on the here and now.

So that’s what I’ll be doing for the rest of this week. My awesome boss has graciously gave us Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday off, and I fully intend to enjoy every second of it with my family.

I plan to just live in the moment and not worry about what’s happening a week from now, or two weeks from now, or what we’ll be doing during Christmas.

Because we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it, and for now I’m just going to enjoy these moments.


For more ideas, check out some of my other delicious desserts over here!

Hope you enjoyed today’s post on Easy Pumpkin Pie Streusel Bars and wishing each and every one of you a wonderful Thanksgiving week with your families!  Enjoy it and don’t let it slip on by. I’ll catch you back on here next Monday!

If you enjoyed today’s recipe, be sure and give it a “yum” or “pin” it for later! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!- Cara

These Easy Pumpkin Pie Streusel Bars are one of my favorite desserts to make for Thanksgiving and they're always a real crowd-pleaser! These best ever pumpkin bars have all the delicious flavor of a traditional pumpkin pie, but use only a few ingredients including cake mix, pumpkin filling, and spices. Even better they're super quick and easy to make! #thanksgiving #thanksgivingdessert #pumpkinpie #pumpkinpiebars #streuselbars #easydesserts

These Easy Pumpkin Pie Streusel Bars are one of my favorite desserts to make for Thanksgiving and they're always a real crowd-pleaser! These best ever pumpkin bars have all the delicious flavor of a traditional pumpkin pie, but use only a few ingredients including cake mix, pumpkin filling, and spices. Even better they're super quick and easy to make! #thanksgiving #thanksgivingdessert #pumpkinpie #pumpkinpiebars #streuselbars #easydesserts

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  5. Wow! These look amazing, what a great idea. I am so challenged when it comes to baking I have never really been talented – but I am for sure trying this for Christmas this year! Thanks for sharing.

  6. I LOVE Streusel topping on basically everything, so this sounds like I would gobble them up within minutes! I’m so glad you had a fun time making them with your kids!

    1. Thanks Chelsie! I do too, streusel style desserts are always a good choice in the fall/winter months. 🙂

    1. The streusel topping makes this recipe extra delicious! I love cinnamon sugar and mixed with pumpkin it’s even better. 🙂

  7. Oh wow, these look amazingly good! I will be making these for sure. I love bar cookies and basically all things “pumpkin”. Looks like a keeper, for sure!

    1. Thanks Cait! I love bar recipes too, as it’s so easy to bake them and take them to a family gathering! 🙂

  8. These look yummy! I have a similar recipe on my blog called Pumpkin Cake. I actually prefer these types of desserts to actual pumpkin pie because they have more texture and flavor. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

    1. Thanks! I’ll have to check your recipe out too! And I agree, these types of recipes appeal to me more than regular pumpkin pie- they’re more flavorful! 🙂

    1. Thank-you! You could probably substitute the pumpkin with sweet potato if that’s more of your forte! 🙂

  9. We got to eat this at our Thanksgiving dinner and Cara you did a great job. Love you and thanks for making such a great desert.






  10. I love anything pumpkin, so this looks amazing! I may save this for Thanksgiving – because this would be a big hit with the family.

  11. These look yummy – and simple! I’ve got some canned pumpkin and need to make something with it!

  12. Those pumpkin bars look yummy! I agree about living in the moment and enjoying the small things in life like kid do. Have a great Thanksgiving!

    1. Thanks Tanya! They always remind me of what’s truly important, and it’s good to remember to slow down during the rush of the holiday season. Hope you have a great week with your family! 🙂

  13. Yummy! These look so good!
    And I love that your boys helped make these. It’s all about living in the moment…sometimes it’s difficult not to worry about the future, but you are so right.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

    1. Thanks Lily! I tend to be a worrier by nature, but they’re helping me realize it’s all about focusing on the present and not worrying about what’s up next. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving! 🙂

  14. Whoa! These look amazing! I wish I had some to eat with breakfast! 🙂 I love dessert with my breakfast.

    1. Normally I’m not a huge pumpkin fan either, but these are so good! The cinnamon sugar topping adds just the right amount of sweetness to balance out the pumpkin flavor. 🙂

  15. I like the thickness of these and how the pumpkin is thick and creamy vice pudding in viscosity. Thanks for sharing and pinned it too 🙂

  16. This looks deliciously festive! I love that you made this with the kiddos and I can’t wait to make fun things with mine soon 🙂

    1. It’ll be so fun, Nadine! You’ll have a blast once yours starts eating baby food and you get to witness them trying different flavors for the first time. It will be both awesome and comical all at once lol. I’ll never forget the face mine made when they tried peas.

  17. Awe Cara, you are such a good mommy! I love stepping back during those ‘normal’ routines and just reflecting on how thankful I am. My toddler and little one are finally starting to interact more, and I swear my heart is close to bursting when I see them together! On a side note (why I really am commenting) is to say these bars look amazing!!! I love the crunchy top and pumpkin anything is my FAV!

    1. Thanks Chrissa, you’re so sweet! It really is an awesome thing to witness when they start interacting with each other! And thank-you these bars are pretty delish! 🙂

  18. These look delicious! Your pictures are great and the recipe is very detailed. I’ll definitely be trying these, I’m sucker for both pumpkin and cinnamon.. Putting them together is like my dream come true. Thanks!

  19. These look delicious, fantastic for Thanks Giving. How lovely to make them with little ones, it’s great to get them int cooking when they’re little!

  20. These look so delicious! Pinned! I wish you a very happy Thanksgiving day with your wonderful family. See you next Monday girl!

  21. You are speaking my pumpkin love language girl! These look incredible and I love that the boys helped to make them! Great way to kick off the Thanksgiving week! Hope your day is spectacular!

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