Pumpkin Bars

I promised awhile back that I would post my pumpkin bar recipe…so here it is! I have made a number of desserts for my family over the years, but this is their absolute favorite. I hope you enjoy it too!

Pumpkin Bars:
2 cups Sugar
4 eggs
1 (16 ounce) can of pumpkin
1 cup salad oil
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves

Cream cheese frosting:
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in the vanilla, then gradually stir in the confectioners’ sugar. Store in the refrigerator after use.

Instructions:
Mix sugar, eggs, pumpkin and salad oil. Sift the dry ingredients and add them to the mixture. Pour into a greased and floured 10 X 15 X 1 baking dish (or for thinner bars, use a jelly roll pan). Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

Top with frosting.

4 Responses to “Pumpkin Bars”

  1. Amy,

    I have the exact same ironstone plates – I stumbled across them at a thrift shop a year or so ago and just fell in love with them. They are the perfect backdrop for your pumpkin bars!

  2. Delicious! I have made these a couple of times and they have been a hit. Thanks for the receipe!

  3. Forgot to add–we have added cinnamon and/or pumpkin pie spice to the cream cheese icing for the cookies. Yummier! Just remember, add only 1/2 tsp or to taste, so it is not too strong. Do not use liquid flavor, only powdered spice.

  4. Darling Daughter and I love pumpkin. We will make these to add to our pumpkin cookies we take for Thanksgiving Dinner. Yummy!

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