Pumpkin Bars w Cream Cheese Icing

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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

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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

  • 1Mix the first three (wet) ingredients together thoroughly.
  • 2Add dry ingredients to the above and mix with hand mixer.
  • 3Bake in a 350 degree pre-heated oven for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • 4Allow to cool completely.
  • 5Once 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.
  • 6OPTIONAL:
    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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