Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pumpkin Bars


It's the time of year for pumpkin!  I recently saw this recipe for pumpkin bars and tried them out.  They are yummy - especially with the cream cheese frosting!
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Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

4 eggs
1 cup oil
2 cups sugar
1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking power
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl.  Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices.  Add to pumpkin mixture and mix well.
Pour into greased and floured 12x18x2 pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
Cool and frost with cream cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/2 to 4 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk if needed

Beat together the cream cheese, butter and vanilla.  Add powdered sugar and stir in milk to reach desired consistency.  Spread over bars and enjoy!

8 comments:

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Mmmmmmmmm. I bet they area delicious!!!!

I LOVE Alaina in her hot pink top and that sweet sweet smile of hers. Would you look at those blue eyes. Wow.

Pat said...

Put the coffee on, I'll be right over. Pumpkin in any dessert is so good!
Happy belated birthday to Alaina. I triead to post yesterday, but tempermental blogger wouldn't let me. She is such a ray of sunshine, and I can't believe how fast her first year has gone. She is a darling!!

Sharon said...

Yes indeed put on the coffee and here I come. I love pumpkin bars and that frostings sounds so yummy
Thanks for sharing it today as I needed a new receipe for card club on Friday night.
Hugs

Lauren Davenport said...

Yum! I think I could eat a few spoonfuls of the cream cheese frosting right now :) Of course it would be even better with the pumpkin bars. Thanks for the recipe.

Raise Them Up said...

Oh, yum! I'm definitely going to be trying this! We love all things pumpkin.

Sandra said...

Oh MYYYYYYYYY! I'm sitting here drinking my coffee and thinking that one of those bars would have been perfect.

Renee said...

Yum - this sound delicious! I'll be making these this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

Miranda said...

Hi! I found you through Diary of a SAHM. These look so good! I just made a homemade pumpkin purée and I think I'll use some of it for this! I'm definitely going to be your newest follower and I hope you'll consider checking out mine too (even though I'm a very new blogger!).

Blessings!
Miranda @ ourblessedlittlelife.blogspot.com