Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Pumpkin Bars

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Pumpkin Bars | This dessert is a classic! Moist, pumpkiny bars with a cream cheese frosting that can't be beat! #recipe #dessert #pumpkin

It is not traditional "pumpkin season" right now, but you know what...I'm NOT okay with that. Pumpkin, for me, is a year round thing. This recipe is a very popular one - you've probably seen it on a million food blogs or one of your family members has probably made it for years. It's as common as pumpkin pie. But even if they are common/popular, I did make them and wanted to share them because that's what I do!

If you haven't seen these or made them, then you're in for a treat! These tasty little squares are pumpkiny, moist and loaded with a cream cheese frosting :)


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What you need:
For the bars:
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
For the icing:
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Directions:
  1. For the bars: Mix together eggs, sugar, oil, and pumpkin with an electric mixer or stand mixer until fluffy.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda.
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients gradually at a low speed. Mix until smooth.
  4. Pour batter into a greased 9x13-inch glass dish. Bake at 350* for about 30 minutes.
  5. Cool completely before putting the icing on it.
  6. For the icing: Beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth.
  7. Then add sugar until combined. Add vanilla and mix again. 
  8. Spread icing on cooled bars. Cut into squares.
Recipe from Paula Deen

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