Pumpkin Spice Latte Blondies

Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 16 squares

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Perfectly dense, rich pumpkin blondies covered in a coffee and spice brown sugar glaze — the perfect fall bar! Great for your Pumpkin Spice Latte cravings or a Thanksgiving dessert!

tall stack of pumpkin spice blondies with brown sugar glaze on top
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I’m gonna admit, this feels weird.

PUMPKIN?!

But over the last year I feel like I’ve done a better job of accepting the fact that for me, now, holidays start at least a month in advance. Thanksgiving and Christmas?? 2+ months in advance!

But let’s be real, Canadian Thanksgiving is just over a month away, so I’m going to call this perfect holiday planning timing.

close up image of top of stack of blondies on white background

American friends, you can just continue thinking that I am really, impressively, on the ball.

It also feels weird because, well, I mostly bake pumpkin treats for the hubs. If I had to pick between pumpkin and apple?? Apple wins every time.

So I went a little milder on the pumpkin in this recipe, and mixed in some great coffee, cinnamon and brown sugar flavors to balance things out. I totally loved them! They are such a great fall treat!

I wanted to go with a variation of the frosting from these Brown Sugar Pecan Cookies that were SUCH a big hit, because it is just fantastic. I also love having a frosting that sets up nice and firm, so that you can stack them and transport them easily. Perfect for holiday potlucks!

two pumpkin spice blondies stacked with a bite taken out of the top one

So I want to know: if you guys have to choose between apple and pumpkin in the fall, which one are you going for?

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Blondies

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Perfectly dense, rich pumpkin blondies covered in a coffee and spice brown sugar glaze — the perfect fall bar! Great for your Pumpkin Spice Latte cravings or a Thanksgiving dessert!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Servings 16 squares
Calories 232cal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp instant coffee granules
  • 2 cups all purpose flour

Frosting

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tbsp. butter
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8×11” pan (or use a 9×9” and they will be slightly thicker than mine were) with tin foil and spray with non stick spray.
  • In a large bowl, melt butter in the microwave. Stir in pumpkin pie filling and brown sugar with a whisk until smooth. Whisk in eggs until smooth. Add vanilla, salt, instant coffee and flour and stir until combined.
  • Spread into prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Set aside to cool.
  • For the frosting, combine brown sugar, milk, instant coffee and pumpkin pie spice in a small pot. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, whisking, and boil for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter and powdered sugar until smooth.
  • Pour over cooled blondies and allow to cool until glaze is completely set before slicing. Store at room temperature, in the refrigerator or freezer!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 232cal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 925IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.1mg

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Meet Ashley

My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel says

    Oh wow, that coffee spice glaze sounds incredible! I’m not sure if I like pumpkin or apple better. I feel like apple is more acceptable throughout the whole year, so when fall comes around I just need to EAT ALL THE PUMPKIN! 😛

  2. Sandra Kuehn says

    I have tried a few of recipes and love them I agree with you I would choose Apples over pumpkins but these could change my mind .

  3. Rachel @the dessert chronicles says

    I love the ideas of these blondies! Pumpkin spice lattes are the best part of Fall. Can’t wait to give these a try!

  4. Medha @ Whisk & Shout says

    These are such perfect little squares of pumpkin goodness! My experience with baking with pumpkin is kinda the opposite- I love it and my family HATES it, so I just end up eating everything I bake. Not the biggest of issues 🙂 Pinning!

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