Pumpkin Bars

Don't wait until Thanksgiving to bake up a batch of these moist, cream-cheese-frosted pumpkin bars.



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Servings: 24
Yield: 24 bars
Prep Time: 20 mins
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Ingredients
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    2   cups 
    all-purpose flour
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    2   teaspoons 
    baking powder
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    2   teaspoons 
    ground cinnamon
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    1   teaspoon 
    baking soda
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
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    4   
    eggs
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    1  15  ounce can 
    pumpkin
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    1 2/3  cups 
    sugar
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    1   cup 
    cooking oil
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    3/4  cup 
    chopped pecans (optional)
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    Recipe Cream Cheese Frosting (see recipe below)
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    Pecan halves (optional)
Cream Cheese Frosting
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    1  3  ounce package 
    cream cheese, softened
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    1/4  cup 
    butter or margarine, softened
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    1   teaspoon 
    vanilla
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    2   cups 
    powdered sugar, sifted


Directions
1.
In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat together eggs, pumpkin, sugar, and oil. Add the flour mixture; beat until well combined. Stir in chopped pecans, if desired.
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Spread batter in an ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting. Top with pecan halves, if desired. Cut into squares. Store in refrigerator. Makes 24 bars.
Cream Cheese Frosting
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In a medium bowl beat together cream cheese, butter or margarine, and vanilla until fluffy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until smooth.

Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 250, Fat, total (g) 13, chol. (mg) 45, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 31, fiber (g) 1, pro. (g) 3, vit. A (RE) 443, vit. C (mg) 1, sodium (mg) 147, calcium (mg) 30, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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