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Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Ingredients 18
  • Servings 48
Cream cheese frosting complements the spiced flavor of these pumpkin bars for an irresistible fall treat. Grab a cup of hot chocolate or apple cider and warm up any chilly day with these easy pumpkin bars. Add your own twist by mixing in walnuts, raisins or chocolate chips.
Updated July 23, 2021

Ingredients

BARS

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 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 can (15 oz) pumpkin
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins

FROSTING

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 3 oz (from 8-oz package) cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 15x10x1-inch baking pan. In large bowl, combine all bar ingredients except nuts and raisins; beat at low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Stir in nuts and raisins. Pour into greased pan.
  • 2
    Bake at 350°F. for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 45 minutes 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
70
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
95mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
20g
7%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
15g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%
45%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

  • Is it really fall without pumpkin bars? Especially these easy bars! This recipe only requires a few simple steps: all the ingredients except nuts and raisins go in a bowl and get blended together, stir in the nuts and raisins, and pour into your greased pan to bake. It is really as easy as that. While your cake cools, prep the classic cream cheese frosting—this extra step adds a lot of sweetness and decadence to these dessert bars, so don’t skip it! Just remember: it is important to let the cake cool completely before topping so your cream cheese frosting doesn’t melt into your pumpkin bars. This fall favorite is perfect for potlucks and large gatherings since it makes forty-eight servings. If you can’t get enough pumpkin in your life you should try out these other pumpkin bar varieties.
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