Penuche Pumpkin Bars

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

If you like Penuche you will love these bars. The fudge frosting will curl your toes and you will smack your lips. Great for pumpkin lovers too!!


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Serves:

5 dozen

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

BARS:

1/2 c
real butter
1 c
light brown sugar, packed
2 large
eggs
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 c
solid pumpkin puree
1 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/8 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
salt
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
ground ginger
1/4 tsp
ground nutmeg
1 c
chopped toasted nuts,optional

FUDGE FROSTING:

1/2 c
real butter
1 c
light brown sugar, packed
1/4 c
milk or cream
2 c
powdered sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350^. Lightly butter and flour a 13x9-inch pan. Spray is best.
Bars:
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar using an electric mixer. Add eggs and vanilla extract, mix to combine. Add pumpkin. Mix well.
2
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices, mix to combine. Slowly add flour mixture to butter mixture, Mix well. If desired, add nuts or raisins; mix until evenly distributed.
3
Pour batter into pan, spread evenly. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow bars to cool in pan before topping with fudge frosting.
4
Fudge Frosting:
Combine butter and brown sugar in a saucepan over medium high heat; bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium low and continue to boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add milk and return to boil, stirring constantly. Transfer mixture to a medium bowl, cook to lukewarm.
Gradually add powdered sugar, stirring until blended well. Beat mixture until thick enough to spread; adding additional powdered sugar if needed. If fudge is too thick, add a little hot water.
Frost cooled bars with warm fudge, let fudge set completely before cutting into squares. Store covered in the refrigerator for 3 days.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Cookies, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American