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Perfect Pumpkin Bars

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Perfect Pumpkin Bars
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 25
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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 Apr 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

290 Calories, 17g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 33g Total Carbohydrate, 24g Sugars

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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