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Perfect Pumpkin Bars

Perfect Pumpkin Bars
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 25
Traditional and expected each fall, these pumpkin bars are perfect in every way -- from the spicy cake to the creamy sweet frosting.
By TBSP Susan
Created April 20, 2015

Ingredients

  • 1 and 2/3 cups sugar
  • 2 cups pumpkin
  • 1 cup oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoons cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoons ginger
  • 2 cups flour
  • Cream cheese frosting (below)
  • Candy pumpkins for garnish, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray 15x11 pan with baking spray.
  • 2
    Beat sugar, pumpkin and oil. Add eggs, beating after each. Add baking powder, salt and soda and mix well. Add flour and beat until well blended.
  • 3
    Bake at 350° F for 20 - 25 minutes. Check with toothpick for doneness. Cool completely on cooling rack before frosting.
  • 4
    CREAM CHEESE FROSTING: Beat 8 oz. softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup softened butter, and 2 cups powdered sugar on high speed until well blended and smooth. Add vanilla. Spread immediately on cooled pumpkin bars.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
150
Total Fat
17g
25%
Saturated Fat
6g
29%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
210mg
9%
Potassium
75mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
33g
11%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
24g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%
70%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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