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Halloween Pumpkin Bars

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Makes

35 bars

My family loves the warm pumpkin fragrance that wafts through our kitchen on cool fall afternoons when I make these bars. Jack-o'-lantern faces only add to the festive fall flavor. —Karla Johnson, East Helena, Montana
Halloween Pumpkin Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups pumpkin pie filling
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 can (16 ounces) cream cheese frosting
  • Yellow and red food coloring
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • Candy corn and additional milk chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat pumpkin, sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to pumpkin mixture and mix well. Stir in pecans.
  2. Pour into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. Tint frosting orange with yellow and red food coloring. Frost bars; cut into 35 squares.
  4. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Transfer to a pastry bag and decorate as desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 bar: 243 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 151mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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