Currant-Pumpkin Bars

Translate the spice-scented flavors of pumpkin pie into a satisfying bar cookie, spread with luscious cream cheese frosting.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 1 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 18
  • servings 48

Ingredients

Bars

2
cups all-purpose flour
2
cups sugar
1/2
cup dried currants or raisins
2
teaspoons baking powder
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon cinnamon
1
teaspoon nutmeg
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon cloves
1
cup oil
1
(16-oz.) can pumpkin
4
eggs

Frosting

2
cups powdered sugar
1/3
cup margarine or butter, softened
1
(3-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1
tablespoon milk
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 15x10x1-inch baking pan. In large bowl, combine all bar ingredients at low speed until moistened; beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Pour into greased pan.
  • 2 Bake at 350°F. for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.
  • 3 In small bowl, combine all frosting ingredients; beat until smooth. Spread over cooled bars. Cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Bar
    Calories
    140
    (
    Calories from Fat
    60),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    7g
    7%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    20mg
    20%;
    Sodium
    95mg
    95%;
    % Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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