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Cream Cheese Frosted Pumpkin Bars Recipe

Cream Cheese Frosted Pumpkin Bars Recipe

These tender, tasty cakelike bars are a welcome treat! A store-bought mix speeds assembly, and the from-scratch cream cheese frosting is heavenly. Best of all, they easily feed a bunch. —Esther Thys, Belle Plaine, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:40 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • 1. Beat the pumpkin, sugar, eggs and oil in a large bowl. Combine biscuit mix and cinnamon; gradually add to pumpkin mixture and mix well. Stir in raisins.
  • 2. Pour into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add milk and vanilla. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Spread over bars. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: about 3 dozen.

Reviews for Cream Cheese Frosted Pumpkin Bars

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DawnRusalov
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2014

"This recipe is simply delicious, as promised. I made it for the first time for a party and it didn't let me down. (Those are raisins, not chocolate chips you see in the photo, by the way.) I plan to make it again for a Thanksgiving potluck. The texture is perfect and the flavor just right. And with cream cheese frosting, you can't go wrong!"

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terhardt13@yahoo.ca
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2013

"Love this recipe! The photo seems to show that there are chocolate chips in it? The recipe I used from here was perfect the way it read."

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CountryLovinLady
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2012

"Didn't have the right size pan so baked them a little longer in my 9 x 13. Very tasty and rich. The frosting complements it nicely. Great quick dessert that gets raves from family and friends. You know it is a hit when you get recipe requests."

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ColleenaG
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2012

"I thought the flavor was very good...I wasn't looking for a pumpkin pie bar so the spices for me were perfect as written. Great with coffee or tea."

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handiquilter
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2012

"This looked so good in the picture and a disappointment when consumed. The problem is thee is only cinnamon in the ingredients that give it no flavor. I expected more of a pumpkin pie taste. The 1st clue should have alerted me. I then compared it to another TOH recipe that had cloves and nutmeg and saw the problem right away. If you make it be sure to add the additional spices."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.