ORANGE-DRIZZLED PUMPKIN BARS

 

  • Cooking Time: 20
  • Servings: 32
  • Preparation Time: 10

Ingredients

  • No-stick cooking spray
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons orange juice

Directions

  • Heat the oven to 375° F. Lightly coat a 9- x 13-inch baking pan with the cooking spray. Mix the flour, pumpkin, sugar, oil, eggs, milk, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt in a large mixing bowl until blended. Stir in the cranberries and walnuts, if desired. Spread evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Combine the confectioners' sugar and 1 tablespoon of the orange juice; mix until smooth, adding more orange juice, as needed, to reach a thick but flowing consistency. Drizzle over the bars. Store loosely covered.
  • Nutritional Information Per Serving: 135 calories; 4 g fat; 13 mg cholesterol; 110 mg sodium; 24 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 2 g protein.

Notes

Sit down with a warm mug of cider and a delicious Orange-Drizzled Pumpkin Bar and your brisk, fall day will be complete.

Categories: Bar 

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