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Spicy Pumpkin Bars

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  9 reviews
  • 30 min prep time
  • 2 hr 30 min total time
  • 11 ingredients
  • 48 servings
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For a Halloween party, Thanksgiving dessert or any autumn occasion, you can’t miss with these moist bars.

Ingredients

Bars

2
cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2
cups packed brown sugar
2
teaspoons baking powder
1
teaspoon baking soda
2
teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup vegetable oil
1/2
cup apple juice
1
can (15 oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
2
eggs

Frosting

1
container (16 oz) cream cheese creamy ready-to-spread frosting

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 15x10x1-inch pan with shortening; lightly flour. In large bowl with electric mixer, beat bar ingredients on low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes on medium speed. Spread batter in pan.
  • 2 Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3 Spread frosting over cooled bars. Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes. Cut into 8 rows by 6 rows. Store in refrigerator.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 15x10x1-inch pan with shortening; lightly flour. In large bowl with electric mixer, beat bar ingredients on low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes on medium speed. Spread batter in pan.
  • 2 Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3 Spread frosting over cooled bars. Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes. Cut into 8 rows by 6 rows. Store in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

This recipe calls for one 15-ounce can of solid pack pumpkin; do not use pumpkin pie mix, which comes in a larger can and contains sugar, salt and spices as well as pumpkin.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
7%
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
85mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
12g
12%
Protein
0g
0%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 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 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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