Pumpkin Bars

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by HELEN PEAGRAM

A great dessert recipe.

Top Review by KATHLEEN Woller

I love this recipe. Most pumpkin bar recipes are for 13x9 pans, and seem more like a cake. I changed the frosting to 8oz cream cheese, 1/2C. butter, 2-4 C. powdered sugar and 1tsp vanilla....not as sweet and more creamy.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In large mixing bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices.
  2. In another container, combine pumpkin, cooking oil and eggs till thoroughly mixed. Add to dry mixture. Stir until all dry ingredients are incorporated.
  3. If desired, stir in walnuts.
  4. Spread batter into a sprayed 15x10x1-inch-baking pan.
  5. Bake in a 350 oven for 25 to 30 minutes or till a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool in pan on a wire rack.
  7. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.
  8. CREAM CHEESE FROSTING.
  9. In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium to high speed till light and fluffy.
  10. Gradually beat in enough of the remaining powdered sugar to make the frosting of spreading consistency.
  11. Cut into bars.
  12. Store, covered.
  13. **Note: Substitute one 16-ounce can of applesauce for the pumpkin and presto! You have applesauce bars.

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