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Autumn Pumpkin Bars

This is it! The classic pumpkin bars recipe youve been looking for. It's all here: the spicy flavor, the tender and moist texture, and that luscious cream cheese frosting. Enjoy!

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  • Makes: 36 servings
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Bake: 25 mins to 30 mins 350°F
  • Chill: overnight

Autumn Pumpkin Bars

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and cloves. Stir in eggs, pumpkin, and oil until combined. Pour batter into an ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan, spreading evenly.
  2. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
  3. Spread uncut bars with Cream Cheese Frosting. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon and, if desired, nuts. Cut into bars. Tightly cover bars in pan with foil and chill overnight.
  4. Tote bars in pan in an insulated cooler with ice packs.

From the Test Kitchen

Autumn Applesauce Bars:

Prepare as directed, except substitute one 15-ounce jar applesauce for the pumpkin.

A tip from our kitchen:

Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a large bowl combine cream cheese, butter, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar to make a frosting of spreading consistency.

Browned Butter Frosting

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan heat butter over low heat until melted. Continue heating until butter turns a light golden brown. Remove from heat. In a large bowl combine powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Add browned butter. Beat on medium speed until spreading consistency, adding additional milk if necessary.

Nutrition Facts (Autumn Pumpkin Bars)

    Per serving:
  • 243 kcal cal.,
  • 11 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 2 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 5 g monounsatured fat),
  • 37 mg chol.,
  • 135 mg sodium,
  • 34 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 28 g sugar,
  • 2 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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