Pumpkin Bars w Cream Cheese Icing

1
Linda Stevens

By
@bittygirl51

Back in the late 70's in North Dakota when I was selling Home Interiors & Gifts, I held a decorating show for a lady who served these. Normally, I didn't eat the dessert that my hostesses were serving, but THIS TIME, I couldn't resist that spicy aroma of the cinnamon, pumpkin and ginger! I asked her for the recipe and the rest is history! It makes a large sheet cake pan worth. Unless they are made for a family gathering, I usually cut them up, once frosted and freeze them! They freeze well!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
36-40 bars
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    oil
  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 1 can(s)
    pumpkin
  • AFTER MIXING THE ABOVE, ADD:

  • 2 c
    flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • CREAM CHEESE ICING:

  • 1 stick
    butter, softened
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 lb
    confectioners' sugar
  • 6 Tbsp
    milk, cold

How to Make Pumpkin Bars w Cream Cheese Icing

Step-by-Step

  1. Mix the first three (wet) ingredients together thoroughly.
  2. Add dry ingredients to the above and mix with hand mixer.
  3. Bake in a 350 degree pre-heated oven for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Allow to cool completely.
  5. Once bars are cooled, combine softened cream cheese, softened butter and powdered sugar in bowl.
    Add 1 t. vanilla and cold milk as needed until icing is spreadable. I use a hand mixer to blend my icing.
  6. OPTIONAL:
    I like to chop up some pecans or walnuts and sprinkle on the top of my icing. Some like to actually blend the nuts into the icing. It's up to you!

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About Pumpkin Bars w Cream Cheese Icing

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #sweet, #savory, #Yummy




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