Harvest-Time Pumpkin Bars

You can make these spice bars ahead and keep them refrigerated until party time.

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Makes:
24 servings
Serving Size:
1 bar
Prep:
40 mins
Bake:
20 mins to 25 mins 350°F
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Harvest-Time Pumpkin Bars

Ingredients
2
teaspoons baking powder
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
1 2/3
cups sugar
1
15 ounce can pumpkin
4
eggs
1
cup cooking oil
3/4
cup toasted chopped pecans (optional)
1
recipe Cream Cheese Frosting (see recipe below)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat together sugar, pumpkin, eggs, and oil with an electric mixer on medium speed. Beat in the flour mixture until well mixed. If desired, stir in pecans.
  2. Spread batter in an ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Prepare Cream Cheese Frosting; spread over top Cut into bars. Top with desired toppings. Store in the refrigerator. Makes 24 bars.

Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

2
3 ounce packages cream cheese
1/2
cup butter
1
teaspoon vanilla

Directions

  1. Allow cream cheese and butter to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar to reach spreading consistency.

Nutrition Facts

(Harvest-Time Pumpkin Bars)
    Per serving:
  • 315 kcal cal.,
  • 17 g fat
  • (6 g sat. fat,
  • 54 mg chol.,
  • 184 mg sodium,
  • 40 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 3 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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