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Pumpkin Bars Recipe
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Pumpkin Bars Recipe

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What could be more appropriate for a Halloween treat than Pumpkin Bars? Actually, they're a hit with my family anytime of the year. —Brenda Keller, Andalusia, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1-2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ICING:
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 260 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 226 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until well blended. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to pumpkin mixture and mix well. Pour into an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until set. Cool completely.
  2. For icing, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, butter and vanilla in a small bowl. Add enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Spread over bars. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Pumpkin Bars in Country October/November 1993, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 260 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 226 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 3, 2016

"Best-tasting "bars" ever! They're only bars, cuz they turn out that way if you cut them right, but the taste is wonderful! I used regular Betty Crocker cream cheese icing. Didn't have time to make my own, and they were a huge hit at Thanksgiving! Now I make it every year for a 2nd dessert at Christmas time."

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Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

"disappointed :( (these are) NOT bars, this is a recipe for cake!"

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Reviewed Nov. 11, 2015

"Very moist & delicious. More like a cake than a bar."

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Reviewed Nov. 8, 2015

"Great, easy recipe to make! These tasted excellent and were not dry at all."

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Reviewed Nov. 6, 2015

"Very disappointed , they are dry & I only baked them 28 minutes & they do not have a lot of pumpkin flavor, need something added to them, maybe nuts & more pumpkin flavor & more spices, will not make them again."

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