Recipes and Cooking Spiced Pumpkin Bars 4.5 (24) 1 Reviews One of these moist cakelike bars plus one tall glass of apple cider equals one satisfying snack -- especially on crisp autumn afternoons. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Karla Conrad Prep Time: 15 mins Bake Time: 25 mins Total Time: 40 mins Yield: 24 bars Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt 4 eggs 1 15 ounce can pumpkin 1 ⅔ cup granulated sugar 1 cup cooking oil ¾ cup chopped pecans (optional) Pecan halves (optional) 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened ¼ cup butter, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cup sifted powdered sugar Directions In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat together eggs, pumpkin, sugar, and oil with an electric mixer on medium speed. Add the flour mixture; beat until well combined. If desired, stir in chopped pecans. Spread batter into an ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. In a medium mixing bowl beat together the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until fluffy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until smooth. Frost pumpkin bars. If desired, top with pecan halves. Cut into squares. Store, covered, in refrigerator up to 3 days. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 250 Calories 13g Fat 31g Carbs 3g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 250 % Daily Value * Total Fat 13g 17% Saturated Fat 4g 20% Cholesterol 45mg 15% Sodium 147mg 6% Total Carbohydrate 31g 11% Protein 3g *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.