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Perfect Pumpkin Bars

Perfect Pumpkin Bars


Traditional and expected each fall, these pumpkin bars are perfect in every way -- from the spicy cake to the creamy sweet frosting.MORE+LESS-

2

teaspoons baking powder

Cream cheese frosting (below)

Candy pumpkins for garnish, if desired

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  • 1

    Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray 15x11 pan with baking spray.

  • 2

    Beat sugar, pumpkin and oil. Add eggs, beating after each. Add baking powder, salt and soda and mix well. Add flour and beat until well blended.

  • 3

    Bake at 350° F for 20 - 25 minutes. Check with toothpick for doneness. Cool completely on cooling rack before frosting.

  • 4

    CREAM CHEESE FROSTING: Beat 8 oz. softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup softened butter, and 2 cups powdered sugar on high speed until well blended and smooth. Add vanilla. Spread immediately on cooled pumpkin bars.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
25%
Saturated Fat
6g
29%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
210mg
9%
Potassium
75mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
24g
Protein
3g
Vitamin A
70%
70%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:

1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


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