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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 May. 28, 2014

This recipe looks exactly like the one on foodnetwork.com for Paula Deen's Pumpkin Bars. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/pumpkin-bars-recipe.html

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 20, 2014

These were super easy to make however and I followed the recipe exactly using the pan size recommended. Mine were ready to come out of the oven at 21 minutes at 350. I am glad I checked the time - my sister makes this recipe often and it is now one of my favorites also! Thank you!

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Reviewed Jan. 29, 2014

I substituted applesauce for the oil and it turned out way too moist. The toothpick came out clean but the bars actually had a gummy texture. I should try the recipe again as the original recipe reads but honestly I don't like any recipe with that much oil. I also tried chocolate chips sprinkled on top of half of the bars (a jelly roll pan makes a lot of bars so I wanted to try them different way). It was a bad idea. The bars did not have that choc chip pumpkin muffin sense at all. I do agree with many others that the recipe was super easy to put together. At least I have something good to add.

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Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

Easy and super delicious!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2013

I agree with everyone else; this is very moist and delicious! Will definitely be keeping this recipe!

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