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Classic Frosted Pumpkin Bars

 Classic Frosted Pumpkin Bars
Classic pumpkin bars are a staple for fall get-togethers and always disappear at potlucks and parties.—Sandra McKenzie, Braham, Minnesota
30 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 30 pumpkin-shaped candies

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In another
  • bowl, combine the eggs, pumpkin and oil; stir into dry ingredients.
  • Spread into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at
  • 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the
  • center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • For frosting, in a large bowl, beat the butter, cream cheese and
  • vanilla until smooth. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar; mix well.

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Classic Frosted Pumpkin Bars (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Spread over top. Cut into 30 bars; top each bar with a pumpkin
  • candy. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 274 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 139 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.