Pumpkins. To me, that symbolizes Fall. Fall… pumpkins… they just go hand in hand. I have made and adapted this pumpkin bar recipe for the past 5 years and it is the most well received, most liked recipe of all time. It’s just lovable.
The first time I made it, I adapted it into pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting topped with toasted coconut. I entered it into a cupcake contest for Halloween and I won! (Award Winning Pumpkin Coconut Cupcakes)
I have made this recipe every year since every October or November (The most delicious pumpkin bars EVER!). Last year, I used this recipe again and made the pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and toasted coconut on top. Guess what? I won… AGAIN! (2nd time baking contest winner with these Pumpkin Coconut Cupcakes!)
This year I decided to adapt the recipe to make pumpkin muffins with streusel topping. I used the same recipe by Paula Deen (https://www.pauladeen.com/recipe/pumpkin-bars/) but instead of the cream cheese frosting, I made a streusel topping to place on top. The ingredients for the streusel topping are brown sugar, sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon and butter. Click here for the recipe and instructions on how to make it.
They turned out delicious! The streusel topping gives it that extra crunch and sweetness. If you like pumpkin, give this Paula Deen Pumpkin Bar recipe a try!