Sour Cream Pumpkin Bars

Prep a homemade browned butter frosting (it's easy -- you only need four ingredients) to top off these moist pumpkin bars.

Sour Cream Pumpkin Bars
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Servings:
48

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 1 ⅓ cup sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin

  • ½ cup dairy sour cream

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup whole wheat flour

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

  • Chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

Browned Butter Frosting

  • ½ cup butter

  • 3 cup powdered sugar

  • 2 tablespoon milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

  1. Grease a 15x10x1-inch baking pan; set aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter with an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Beat in sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt until combined. Add eggs, pumpkin, sour cream, milk, and vanilla; beat until combined. Add all-purpose and whole wheat flours; beat until combined. Stir in 1 cup nuts.

  3. Spread mixture evenly into prepared baking pan. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven about 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack.

  4. Prepare Browned Butter Frosting; spread over cooled bars. If you like, sprinkle with additional nuts. Cut into bars. Makes 48 bars.

Browned Butter Frosting

  1. In a small saucepan, heat butter over medium-low heat until melted. Continue heating until the butter turns a light brown. Remove from heat and transfer butter to a medium mixing bowl. Add powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer until combined. Beat in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make a spreadable frosting. Use immediately. Makes about 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

130 Calories
6g Fat
18g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 130
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 63mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Protein 1g
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 0.4mg 2%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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