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Pumpkin Bars

 Pumpkin Bars
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
24 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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

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Pumpkin Bars (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • dozen.
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.