Pumpkin-Spice Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

A perfect dessert for fall potlucks, delicious pumpkin bars are made even better with cream cheese frosting.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 2 hr 50 min
  • ingredients 18
  • servings 49

Ingredients

Bars

4
eggs
2
cups granulated sugar
1
cup vegetable oil
1
can (15 oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
2
cups all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking powder
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
1/4
teaspoon ground cloves
1
cup raisins, if desired

Cream Cheese Frosting

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
to 3 teaspoons milk
1
teaspoon vanilla
4
cups powdered sugar
1/2
cup chopped walnuts, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat eggs, granulated sugar, oil and pumpkin with wire whisk until smooth. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Stir in raisins. Spread in pan.
  • 3 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and bars spring back when touched lightly in center. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  • 4 In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, milk and vanilla with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, on low speed until smooth and spreadable. Spreading frosting over bars. Sprinkle with walnuts. For bars, cut into 7 rows by 7 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Bar
    Calories
    160
    (
    Calories from Fat
    70),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    8g
    8%
    (Saturated Fat
    2 1/2g,
    2 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    25mg
    25%;
    Sodium
    95mg
    95%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    23g
    23%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    18g
    18%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    20%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    2%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 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; 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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