Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Bars Recipe

Pumpkin desserts taste even better with chocolate. These Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Bars with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting are the perfect combination!

Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Bars RecipeI can’t believe that September is already halfway over! I was thinking that it was still the beginning of the month when it suddenly dawned on me that is is already the 20th! Sunday is the official start of fall. So, today I’m wishing you a Happy Fall and many more delicious pumpkin desserts before winter arrives!

A couple of days ago, I shared how I went about taking photos of my Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Bars with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting but left you hanging without the recipe! I didn’t want to make that blog post too long, so I am sharing the recipe today. The starting point of these bars is a basic, yet delicious pumpkin bars recipe that my friend made earlier this month. I love pumpkin but I wanted to add another favorite of mine to the bars…chocolate! So, I added Nutella!

Pumpkin Desserts RecipeI mixed up the pumpkin bars batter, removed 2 cups of batter and mixed in 1 cup of Nutella. I spread the plain pumpkin batter into the pan and then added spoonfuls of the Nutella and pumpkin batter. I used a knife to gently swirl the two layers. The bars are deliciously moist and they were a hit at our family dinner!

Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Bars Recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 4 eggs
  • 1½ cups canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup Nutella
  1. Cream together eggs, pumpkin and oil.
  2. Add flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar, ginger and nutmeg.
  3. Remove 2 cups of batter and mix in Nutella.
  4. Spread pumpkin batter in greased jelly roll pan (16x12x1).
  5. Drop spoonfuls of the pumpkin and Nutella mixture over the pumpkin batter.
  6. Gently swirl with a knife.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  1. Beat cream cheese and butter.
  2. Add powdered sugar one cup at a time, beating until smooth.
  3. Mix in vanilla and cinnamon.
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  1. Katie says

    I have a quick question, I made your bars but the area where the nutella was shrank…do you think this was because the nutella was too heavy? I just moved into a new home and am running into issues with my new oven….I’m sure the bars will still taste fantastic….

    • Tonia says

      Hi Katie! Did you mix the Nutella with some of the pumpkin batter, drop it by spoonfuls over the batter in the pan and then swirl it through the batter in the pan? I’m guessing you are right and it is heavier than the pumpkin batter so it sinks in those areas. I hope the bars still tasted great! ~Tonia

  2. Janelle says

    These look absolutely amazing! It just so happens that pumpkin anything and nutella are my daughter’s two favorite ingredients. I am just about to make an attempt and I can only hope they turn out half as good as yours!
    Spammers are “complainers” and have absolutely nothing better to do and they crave the attention! Don’t waste your energy it will only feed them more!
    Thanks again for posting a great recipe! Wish me luck;)

    • Tonia says

      Hi Martha,
      I have not tried at 9×13 so I am not sure! You could definately try it out but I’m not sure if it is too much batter. Let me know how it goes!

  3. Lesli_B says

    These are divine! Made last night…Makes a lot so we will pass some along to a favorite teacher. Very easy, pretty, tasty and maybe the best frosting ever…?

  4. Chris says


    These look amazing! Definitely trying these this weekend. They will be a perfect treat after we go apple picking!

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Anna Bennett says

    How dare any one spam you….I do hope that you are able to Block those who spam you so that you never have to hear from them again..
    I hope that you & your family & friends also have a good week-end…

  6. Anna Bennett says

    Thank you Tonia,
    This means so much to me as Nutella is the only source of Peanut Butter that my eldest Granddaughter can eat with out having an
    allergic reaction to it.
    Of course I don’t know of any one that doesn’t like Pumpkin & Cinnamon.
    Tonia,you could easily open up your own Bakery.
    We all love you Tonia.

    • Tonia says

      You are so sweet, Anna and your lovely comments never fail to make me smile. For example, I’ve received 142 spam comments (ones that don’t even get published) in the past 24 hours and only 8 comments from wonderful people like you. Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your weekend!

    • Tonia says

      Thanks Anne! One of these days I will venture out into eating pumpkin in savory dishes like all of the delicious pumpkin recipes you make!

  7. says

    With the abundance of pumpkin recipes out there I don’t know what to try first! These might have just made it to the top of the list. Anything with Nutella gets moved to the top.

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