Pumpkin Spice Crumb Bars Recipe

Finally, the pumpkin version of my favorite crumb bars. Perfect addition to your morning latte!

Pumpkin Spice Crumb Bars Pumpkin Spice Crumb Bars Recipe

I had a different recipe scheduled to share with you today. It will have to wait, because these bars are so good and I just couldn’t wait any longer! I don’t like to keep fabulous recipes in secret!

You have to know about them!

You have to make them!

You have to devour them!

World, meet Pumpkin Spice Crumb Bars.

Pumpkin Spice Crumb Bars are easy and delicious perfect fall dessert Pumpkin Spice Crumb Bars Recipe

Inspired by Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, based on my original Crumb Bars recipe (which by the way is so so so easily adaptable) and lightened up with Greek yogurt. Absolutely delicious, perfectly balanced in flavor and texture. The crust is sturdy enough to hold the other two layers, yet it melts in your mouth. The pumpkin yogurt filling is so creamy and tastes like light pumpkin pie. The crumb topping bakes into crunchy mounds of cinnamon and brown sugar goodness. You can of course use sour cream in place of the yogurt.

Pumpkin Spice Crumb Bars Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 16 squares

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My favorite crumb bars get a fall makeover with pumpkin and spices! They are a perfect addition to your latte! Recipe: CrunchyCreamySweet.com original

Ingredients

    for the crust:
  1. 1/2 c unsalted butter, melted, cooled to room temperature
  2. 1/2 c light brown sugar
  3. 1 and 1/2 c all-purpose flour
  4. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  5. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  6. 1/4 tsp salt
  7. 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  8. 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  9. for the filling:
  10. 1 c Greek yogurt or sour cream (I used 2% Plain Chobani Greek yogurt)
  11. 1/2 c canned pumpkin puree
  12. 3/4 c granulated sugar
  13. 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  14. 1 egg
  15. 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Prepare the 8" square pan by greasing the sides and the bottom. Line with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. for the crust and topping:
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves and salt.
  5. Add melted butter and mix until dough forms.
  6. Reserve about 3/4 c of the mixture for the topping.
  7. Press the remaining dough into prepared pan. Set aside.
  8. for the filling:
  9. Place all filling ingredients in a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer and mix until all combined.
  10. Pour over crust.
  11. Sprinkle with the topping mixture.
  12. Bake for 25 to 28 minutes or until the topping is golden brown.
  13. Cool completely in pan. Cut into squares.
  14. Refrigerate leftovers in a covered container for up to 3 days.
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 Pumpkin Spice Crumb Bars Recipe

These bars are fabulous drizzled with caramel sauce! Perfect fall dessert and so easy to make!

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Let me just say that my Hubby loved these bars! And he is not at all a fan of pumpkin pie. I had to stop him from eating a second bar or I would have nothing for the photo shoot. icon smile Pumpkin Spice Crumb Bars Recipe The kiddos – loved them, of course!

The dripping sauce you see in the photo is a maple caramel sauce (recipe coming soon!). You can use any caramel sauce or skip it.

If you want to make these for a get-together or a potluck, double the ingredients and bake it all in 9″x13″ pan. They are sure to please the crowd!

For my other crumb bars recipes, check out these posts:

1. Sour Cream Crumb Bars (the original recipe)

2. Strawberry Pie Sour Cream Crumb Bars

3. Frosted Chocolate Chip Yogurt Bars

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  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen

    Pure genius, Anna! Love that you made the pumpkin filling with Greek yogurt and that made them lighter. I can’t wait to share my pumpkin bars, too. No wonder you put off another recipe! Your bars look divine. :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Oooh, can’t wait to see what you came up with, Stacy! Thank you!

  • Mercedes

    Wow these bars look incredibly delicious! I would love the contrast of textures in these bars as well!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you, Mercedes!

  • http://bakingamoment.com/ Allie|Baking a Moment

    I cannot get over how PERFECT these bars look! So gorgeous Anna! Those caramel drips are killing me… I’m not a big pumpkin pie person, but these may have to make an appearance on my thanksgiving table. I can definitely get into that buttery crust & crumbly streusel!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you so much, Allie! I think you are right! These would be great for Thanksgiving! I hope you get a chance to try the brown sugar crust – it’s my very favorite!

  • Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

    So yum! I am fully on board the pumpkin train this season already so these sound perfect. Plus, dessert, hello. :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      These bars are so worth it! Promise! :) Thanks, Stephanie!

  • http://www.lifeloveandcupcakes.com/ Lily R

    These sound so good, they would be the perfect thing to bring in to share with coworkers!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Absolutely! Thank you, Lily!

  • The Beeroness

    those look fantastic! I could eat the whole pan.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Jackie!

  • http://www.a-kitchen-addiction.com/ Jessica_AKitchenAddiction

    Oh, these sound so good! Can’t wait to see the recipe for the maple caramel!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Jessica!

  • http://justforfoodies.blogspot.com/ Colette

    Love it! Love it! I’m waiting for the temps to drop and the leaves to change!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Me too! Thank you, Colette!

  • Ashley – Baker by Nature

    It’s pumpkin madness and I looooove it! These bars look amazing, Anna!!!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you, Ashley!

  • http://www.thecomfortofcooking.com Georgia The Comfort of Cooking

    Oh man, Anna! I can practically taste these bars from here through your perfect photos! They look incredibly delicious.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Aww, you are so sweet, Georgia! Thank you!

  • Tutti Dolci

    I love crumb bars! These look so good for fall with the pumpkin spice!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Laura!

  • http://curryandcomfort.blogspot.com/ Curry and Comfort

    I can’t wait to dive into pumpkin and spice… these look incredible. :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you, Ramona!

  • Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig

    Love this in so many ways, tis’ the season!!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yes! Thanks, Cathy!

  • http://www.bestofthislife.com/ Emily // The Best of this Life

    Oh my, they look phenomenal!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you, Emily!

  • http://damndelicious.net/ Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    I would have no problem devouring these!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I thought you would like these :) Thank you, Chung-Ah!

  • Nancy

    This is just the recipe I’ve been looking for now that it’s fall, Anna. I love the pumpkin spice latte and can just imagine how delicious it is in crumb bar form.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      You are so sweet, Nancy! I hope you will get a chance to make these bars!

  • Laura Dembowski

    I need these bars in my life! I love pumpkin desserts, and this one is so unique!