Pumpkin Bars
CATEGORIES
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 lg eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice (optional)
  • 2 cups (15 oz. can) pumpkin
  • optional cup chopped pecans
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 lb powdered sugar (2 cups)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp milk for consistency if needed
DIRECTIONS
  1. Makes: 9 "x13" pan
  2. Preheat oven to: 350°
  3. Method
  4. Mix eggs, oil and sugar.
  5. Add four, baking powder and soda, salt, and spices and mix thoroughly.
  6. Add pumpkin (and optional pecans if desired) last and stir in well.
  7. Pour into baking pan.
  8. Bake @ 350° for 20 to 25 minutes.
  9. Let cool completely before icing.
  10. Mix together cream cheese, butter, and vanilla, followed powdered sugar.
  11. Thin with milk if needed for easier spreading of icing over Pumpkin Bars.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
My Medical Assistant, Sharon, made these to rave reviews for the office, but one of my partners, Doctor "G", would secret them into his office, lock the door and proceed to eat most of it.