perfect pumpkin bars

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Peggi Anne Tebben
from Granbury, TX

I have made Christmas boxes of goodies & candies for about 30 years & this is one of my favorites to put in it.

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
serves 1 large cake pan
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For perfect pumpkin bars

  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1 c
    canola oil
  • 1 (16 oz.) can
    pumpkin (2 cups)
  • 4
    eggs
  • FROSTING
  • 2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/3 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 (3 oz. ) pkg
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tbsp
    milk
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
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How To Make perfect pumpkin bars

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°.
  • 2
    Grease 15x10x1" baking pan.
  • 3
    In large bowl, combine all bar ingredients; beat at low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed.
  • 4
    Pour into greased pan.
  • 5
    Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutesor until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • 6
    Cool completely.
  • 7
    In small bowl, combine all frosting ingredients; beat until smooth. Frost cooled bars. Cut into bars. Store in fridge.
  • 8
    Sprinkle the top lightly with some nutmeg , cloves & cinnamon mixed, for color. It won't take much, so don't over-do it.
  • 9
    Note: Sometimes I make these thicker like a cake, as above. May need 2 batches to accomplish this.
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