Desserts

Pumpkin Bars

Tis the season for pumpkin! One of my favorite things about this time of year is all the yummy pumpkin recipes. Sweet and savory, I like them all. I especially love pumpkin bars! So y’all, when the fabulous Natalie Mathews said she has her mom’s amazing pumpkin bar recipe AND would share it, I had to bite the inside of my cheek to keep from squealing.

I love to try a new recipe and even more so if it involves pumpkin. Natalie raves about these bars and after making them I can see why. Fluffy and sponge like the cake is full of pumpkin’s intense flavor and complemented with a thin spread of cream cheese frosting on top. Delish! Oh how amazing the house smells when something sweet is baking in the oven. These mouthwatering treats fill the air with intoxicating scents of cinnamon and pumpkin leaving everyone hungry and ready to devour them.

This is a quick and easy recipe that makes enough for a crowd. Perfect to bring to your next holiday party or family function. They are also great just to enjoy for yourself. dsc_0101

Pumpkin Bars

4 eggs

1 cup oil

1 2/3 cup sugar

1 15.oz can pumpkin

2 cups sifted flour

2 tsp. baking powder

2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. soda

1 tsp. salt

Combine the eggs, oil, sugar and pumpkin. Set aside. Sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, soda and salt. Combine the pumpkin mixture and the dry mixture together. Pour into a greased 16×11 inch jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Let cool before frosting.

Frosting

3 oz cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 tsp. vanilla

2 cups sifted powdered sugar

Cream butter and cream cheese together. Add sugar beat well. Add vanilla and mix together. Spread over the cooled pumpkin bars. Cut into squares.

Tip:

*If desire more frosting, add 1-2 tablespoons of milk for more spreading consistency

 

Enjoy! XOXO, Carrie

 

 

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