Pumpkin-Cranberry Bars

Recipe by Sydney Mike
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 36
YIELD: 36 bars
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • FOR THE BARS, in a large bowl, mix together first 7 ingredients.
  • Stir in pumpkin, butter, eggs & vanilla until well blended.
  • Stir in cranberries, then spread mixture into an ungreased 15"x10" jellyroll baking pan.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  • FOR THE FROSTING, melt 1/2 cup butter in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, until butter just starts to turn a golden color ~ DO NOT LET IT BURN!
  • Remove immediately from heat & pour into a bowl.
  • Let butter cool slightly, then stir in powdered sugar & vanilla.
  • Stir in enough orange juice to form a frosting consistency.
  • When pan of uncut pumpkin bars is cooled completely, frost & cut into bars.
  • Serve & enjoy & refrigerate leftovers.
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