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Harvest-Time Pumpkin Bars

Makes: 24 servings
Serving size: 1 bar
Prep 40 mins Bake 350°F 20 mins to 25 mins
Harvest-Time Pumpkin Bars
Ingredients
  • 2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 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
  • 4  cups  powdered sugar
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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 24,
  • cal. (kcal) 315,
  • Fat, total (g) 17,
  • chol. (mg) 54,
  • sat. fat (g) 6,
  • carb. (g) 40,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 3,
  • sodium (mg) 184,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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