- 4 large 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
- 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
- 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 15x10x1-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 dozen.
Reviews forPumpkin Bars
"This bar was wonderful and the whole family loved it. I added dark raisins and just a touch of pumpkin spice."
"These were a huge hit in my house. Really good!"
"My favorite! Soooo good!"
"Followed recipe as written. Not enough pumpkin flavor. More like cake than bars. Probably won't make again."
"Very good Recipe! Everyone loves these bars. I tweaked it by adding Pumpkin pie Spice instead of cinnamon, and have used 8 Oz Cream Cheese in frosting.....yum!"
"Excellent!! I am going to add some walnuts or pecans next time making these scrumptious bars! Thanks for recipe!"
"Good basic cake. But I don't care for oily foods. So I added another 3/4cup of pumpkin and only a 1/4 cup of butter.. as we all knoweverything is better with butter! I also added a tsp of vanilla, 1/4 tspnutmeg, dash of ground cloves. If you use a 15x10 pan it's a bar andmight want to check prior to the bake time stated. 9x13 pan is a cake& will take longer to bake since it's thicker. Remember you shouldonly take bake times stated as a estimate of time needed. Rule ofthumb... EVERY OVEN IS DIFFERENT....AND TOOTH PICKS NEVER LIE.Always check it a little earlier then time called for- say 5 to 8 minutes.And lastly think about what ratio is called for in a recipe before youstart mixing it. You can catch misprints etc. before it's in the ovenand to late to fix if you think about what you're mixing."
"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."