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October 31, 2008

Pumpkin Bars

Filed under: Dessert, Holiday, Vegetables — Tags: — bettylou79 @ 1:23 pm

Oh my goodness! Why do I make myself wait until October for these delicious morsels?? I can buy pumpkin in a can in the store anytime of year! I guess eating pumpkin treats in the fall is much better and much more cozy feeling. I got this recipe from a friend last year and made these I would say about 3 different times. I brought them to work once and some where else and then a whole pan stayed at home with my husband and I! This pan of Pumpkin Bars is getting divided between my husband and I, my friend who is having foot surgery tomorrow and her husband, and my mom and Lance.

I’m such a produce snob that I find it hard to use canned food when I could just as well buy it fresh and make it myself. The recipe calls for canned pumpkin but I bought two sugar pumpkins when we were at the Pumpkin Patch 2 weekends ago. I’ve already baked one and the other is still sitting on the deck waiting. I got about 4 cups of puree out of one pumpkin so I think that I have one cup left. Hmm! I might have to use that last cup for the scone recipe my friend sent me!

Enjoy! Try not to lick the screen or drool on your keyboard. Go make these, they are so easy! The hard part is waiting for them to cool so you can frost them.

Pumpkin Bars

source: my friend Jodi

Ingredients:
1 c. sugar
2 large eggs
1 c. canned pumpkin
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 c. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

Frosting
3/4 c. confectioners sugar
1/4 c. cream cheese
2 Tb. butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease 9×13 pan.
2. On medium speed, beat eggs and sugar for 2 minutes. Add pumpkin and oil.
3. On low speed, add dry ingredients.
4. Bake 25-30 minutes. Until a toothpick comes out clean.
5. Frosting: Beat confectioners sugar, cream cheese, butter and vanilla until smooth.

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