Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie Gooey Bars

We’re sharing our recipe for Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie Gooey Bars as we team up with some of our favorite ladies for the Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop hosted by one of my favorite people on the planet, the always amazing, Cindy of County Road 407.

If you’re coming over from Cindy’s blog, welcome, we’re excited to have you here.

We are huge fans of taking the pressure off and decorating store-bought cakes for the holidays and I am all kinds of excited about Cindy’s harvest-inspired cake.

A Little Confession…

Truth be told, I am a total mess in the kitchen.

I cannot fry an egg or grill a steak.

But I love to bake.

Especially, during the Fall and holiday season.

Save for pumpkin pie, we love just about anything with pumpkin in it.

And while these pumpkin gooey bars are heavy on the pumpkin flavor, they’re also filled with other ingredients that make it feel like a traditional southern gooey cake and a pumpkin pie had a baby.

These decadent pumpkin gooey bars are super easy to make.

They are tasty without the salted caramel topping.

But if you like a balance of sweet and salty you’ll definitely want to add it to the mix.

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Spice Gooey Bars-The Crowned Goat

Here’s a look at how you can make these fall favorites too…

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie Gooey Bars Recipe:

Cake Crust Recipe…

  • 1 package butter cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 8 tablespoons of butter melted

Pumpkin Topping Recipe…

  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese
  • 1 can (15 oz) of pumpkin puree
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 tablespoons of butter, melted
  • 1 box (16 oz) powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie Gooey Bars Steps:

Cake Crust Steps…

Gather your supplies and make sure your prep and baking areas are clean.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Lightly grease a 13-inch by 9-inch baking pan.

Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter together.

Mix well.

Carefully pat the cake mixture into a greased baking dish.

Pumpkin Topping Steps…

Using an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese and the pumpkin until smooth.

Next, add the eggs, vanilla, and butter and beat the mixture together.

Then add the powdered sugar and pumpkin pie spice.

Mix well.

Spread pumpkin mixture over cake batter.

Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the top is golden.

However, be careful not to overbake.

Allow pumpkin spice gooey bars to cool before serving with your favorite caramel topping.

Sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt and walnuts or pecans, if desired.

Consequently, these gooey bars are pretty indulgent.

So, be sure to share with friends, family, neighbors and coworkers.

Next on the Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop is my talented friend, Wendy of WM Design House. Despite being one of the last people on the planet to get an air fryer, I’m looking forward to her recipe so I can see what all the fuss is about.

Once you’re finished there be sure to check out what the rest of these fabulous ladies are sharing.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Other Fall Recipes to Enjoy:

How to Decorate a Store-Bought Cake for Halloween

How to Decorate a Store Bought Cake for Halloween-The Crowned Goat

Fast and Easy Halloween Treat Station

Fast and Easy Halloween Treat Station-The Crowned Goat

Pumpkin Spice Bars with Cream Cheese Icing

Pumpkin Spice Bars with Cream Cheese Icing-The Crowned Goat

Basically The Easiest Salted Caramel Apple Dump Cake You’ll Ever Make

The Easiest Salted Caramel Apple Dump Cake-The Crowned Goat

Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. Ummm…it’s kinda hard to read a post when you’re transfixed on a delicious piece of decadent goodness! We cannot wait to make these! They are right up our alley – fall, pumpkin, caramel, gooey and calorie free! 🙂

  2. Oh my! That sounds amazing! I’ve had several similar desserts like this, but none of them had the caramel and sea salt! I bet that puts it over the top!

  3. Oh my word, I saw salted caramel and got so excited. Add pumpkin and gooey and I am all-over this dessert.

    Yum, yum can’t wait to make this, Pinned

  4. Yum! These sound so good. I love pumpkin anything. Hugs to you.

  5. I can never get enough pumpkin during the holidays! Your pumpkin bars look so delicious and I can’t wait to try your recipe. I’m having a cup of coffee right now wishing I had a bar to enjoy! BTW your photos look amazing!

  6. By indulgent, do you mean I can be overly generous to myself? If so, I’m in! I’m not a pumpkin pie fan. It’s a texture thing. But dang… these gooey bars look scrumptious and I can hardly wait to bake a batch. I too am a mess in the kitchen but love to bake. Kinda reminds me of when I sing in church. The people around me are smiling and being nice but the Lord sees my heart and gobbles it up. 😉 Thank you friend! pinned

  7. These look amazing CoCo!! I love pumpkin desserts too. Yum!

  8. CoCo, your salted carmel pumpkin gooey bars look amazing! I love everything pumpkin this time of year. I’ll have to make these for our upcoming school potluck before our Thanksgiving break. 🙂 Pinned, of course.

    Happy fall hugs to you,
    Barb 🙂

  9. CoCo, these look so good! Nothing is better than a marriage of pumpkin and butter cake. I am like you and not too great in the kitchen, but I can do simple things and will try this. Thanks for sharing.

  10. oh my goodness! The addition of salted caramel is absolutely brilliant. I can not wait to try these!!!!

  11. This just sounds way too good. I will definitely be makeing this one. My family will love it.

  12. You had me at salted caramel and then, adding pumpkin made it even better! These sound and look so delicious, and they’re perfect for this time of year!

  13. Your cream cheese and butter filling make these gooey bars simply irresistible. What a fabulous way to celebrate the very best flavor of Fall… pumpkin!!

  14. This looks like the perfect thing to bake and bring to a Thanksgiving pot luck style dinner! Thank you for sharing the recipe. (I like that it seems simple and straightforward)

  15. CoCo, these look amazing! I love pumpkin and can’t wait to give these a try! Thank you for sharing, my friend! Pinned! 🙂

  16. Oh wow, CoCo, this dessert looks incredible. The combo of salted caramel and pumpkin sounds amazing. I’ve pinned it to try soon! Thanks for sharing!

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