Pumpkin Bars with Hazelnut Streusel

These Pumpkin Bars taste just like pumpkin pie! The hazelnut streusel topping and crust pair nicely with the decadent pumpkin filling.

Pumpkin Bars with Hazelnut Streusel Crust and Topping. Get the recipe at www.thetastyfork.com

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve gone a little crazy for my love of pumpkin. I’ve made pumpkin pie bread. I felt the need to make a guilt free pumpkin pie smoothie. I kick off my morning with a k-cup of pumpkin coffee. If you are what you eat, then just call me pumpkin.

I first made these Pumpkin Bars when I was in culinary school. I made a post about it before I knew anything about blogging. It’s a total wreck! The picture is terrible, I’m rambling and the measurements were all in grams. Our teacher was the executive pastry chef of a MAJOR hotel in Chicago. If she said all measurements must be grams, you didn’t even think of questioning her.

Easy Pumpkin Bars from www.thetastyfork.com

To make this recipe more user friendly, I adjusted the measurements so all of my lovely readers can make this recipe with ease. I’ve been waiting to re-share these Pumpkin Bars for a special occasion. Today is Julie’s 32nd Birthday!! This Gal Cooks is one of my favorite blogs and Julie is just as pumpkin obsessed as I am! All of her blogging buddies are throwing her a virtual pumpkin party and we’re sharing our favorite pumpkin recipes! You can see all of the pumpkin recipes at the bottom of this post. Click on your favorites to get more pumpkin recipes. YAY!!

Be sure to visit Julie today and wish her a happy birthday!!

Pumpkin Bars with Hazelnut Streusel. Easy recipe!! www.thetastyfork.com

Pumpkin Bars with Hazelnut Streusel


    Hazelnut Streusel
  • 1 cup + 2/3 cup pastry Flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup hazelnut flour (If you can't find hazelnut flour, make your own by putting 1-2 cups of hazelnuts in a food processor. Grind to a fine texture.)
  • 9 tbsp butter, cold and cubed
  • Egg wash - 1 egg beaten with a splash of cream
  • Pumpkin Fillings
  • 1 cup + 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp Allspice
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 cup + 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 3 eggs, beaten


  1. For the hazelnut streusel - Mix all ingredients until it looks like clumps of sand. Press half of the streusel into a lined pan (use parchment paper). Add a light egg wash to crust. It will give your crust a nice shine and make it crisp. Bake at 350 F for 15-20 min. Let cool.
  2. For the pumpkin filling - Have all ingredients at room temp. Cream the cheese, vanilla, and spices together in a mixer or use a hand mixer. Add sugar, then syrup, then pumpkin, and lastly the eggs. Scrape down the bowl in between mixing to incorporate all the ingredients.
  3. Pour filling over the streusel base and top with remaining streusel. Bake at 300 F for 35-40 minutes or until the topping has started to brown. Cool overnight and portion the next day. Store bars in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
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22 Responses

  1. 101+ Delicious Pumpkin Recipes - Julie's Eats & Treats says

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  2. Deb@CookingOnTheFrontBurner says

    Hi, your bars look deelish! I love baking with pumpkin this time of year – pinned! I’m sure Julie enjoyed them.

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  4. Julie @ This Gal Cooks says

    Meghan, these look AMAZING! I love the topping and just everything about these! Thank YOU so much for making these for my birthday celebration. Pinning and sharing on the social media. Have a great evening!
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  5. Gloria // Simply Gloria says

    Meghan, I’m right there with you with being obsessed with pumpkin. I seriously can not get enough of it! These bars are making me drool! Pinning!
    Gloria // Simply Gloria recently posted…Pumpkin Caramel EmpanadasMy Profile

  6. Trish - Mom On Timeout says

    Holy YUM Meghan! These look fantastic!

  7. Amy | Club Narwhal says

    Meghan, everything about these are right! And thank you making the recipe more user-friendly. These have to go in my oven this weekend :)

  8. Anne ~ Uni Homemaker says

    Hi there, stopping by from Julie’s birthday post. This sounds absolutely amazing! I’m putting this on my to-bake list. Thanks for posting!

  9. Anne ~ Uni Homemaker says

    Hi there, stopping by from Julie’s birthday post. This sounds absolutely amazing! I’m putting this on my to-bake list. Thanks for sharing.
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  10. Heather @ French Press says

    YUM! I see that i need to get on the pumpkin things soon :)
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  11. Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen says

    I have made similar pumpkin bars in the past but the hazelnut sounds so amazing with the pumpkin!! I can’t wait to try these :)
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  12. Tanya says

    I am in love with the addition of hazelnut flour! These bars must have the best flavor!
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  13. Lisa@ Cooking with Curls says

    OMG…those bars look sooo delicious Meghan!! I love that streusel topping. :)
    Lisa@ Cooking with Curls recently posted…Pumpkin Waffles & happy birthday julieMy Profile

  14. Paula says

    Love your bars Meghan, the look beautiful and I love that you used hazelnuts! Pinned.
    Paula recently posted…Gooey Pumpkin Bars with Praline ToppingMy Profile

  15. Claire @ A Little Claireification says

    Wait… hazelnut topping?? Wow. Ok, I am having SO much fun looking at all of the pumpkin recipes and I LOVE this idea. So unique. I love hazelnuts and would have never paired them with pumpkin. Cannot wait to try these!! Pinning. xoxo
    Claire @ A Little Claireification recently posted…Delicious Pumpkin Tarts for The Birthday Gal That Cooks!!My Profile

  16. Cindy Eikenberg says

    Meghan, these bars look and sound incredible and I love hazelnuts! I am so excited to build on my pumpkin recipes with all of these great recipes! Thanks for sharing and of course, pinning! Hope you are having a great Tuesday!
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  17. Andi @ The Weary Chef says

    I love these bars! The hazelnut is a really nice addition. I’m going to have to go find some hazelnut flour pronto! Pinned :)
    Andi @ The Weary Chef recently posted…Pumpkin Waffles with Cream Cheese FillingMy Profile

    • Meghan Early Swint says

      Andi — if you can’t find it, just grind up hazelnuts. I like having a little chunks of hazelnut in my streusel!

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  19. Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats says

    Yeah for birthdays and a excuse to make sweets! :) These pumpkin bars look delish and loving the hazelnut topping. :) Pinning girl! :) P.S. So annoyed lost by 3 pts in Fantasy this week… I would rather get hammered than lose by 3 pts. booo

    • Meghan Early Swint says

      I’m 3-0 and sitting in 1st place!! I’m loving it and hope it lasts!!

      • Krista @ joyfulhealthyeats says

        Ahh.. jealous. Manning is rocking it for you!! For some reason all of my players decided to get injured the last two weeks so now I’m 1-2. :( Still having fun though!
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