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Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars
Pumpkin bars are seasoned with your favorite fall flavors and spices, and topped with a wonderful homemade cream cheese frosting. This candy is a fall favorite and for Halloween!
Ingredients:

Pumpkin Bars:

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Frosting:

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  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

Instructions:

Pumpkin Bars:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 13×18 baking dish with a little bit of butter.
  2. In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to mix the sugar, butter, and oil together for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add eggs, vanilla and pumpkin, then mix.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ground ginger, and flour until well combined.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the slightly wet mixture at a time and mix. Once everything is added, blend for another 30 seconds to ensure everything is well blended.
  6. Pour the mixture onto the greased baking tray.
  7. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until slightly golden. Take it out of the oven.
  8. Let it cool completely and then frost. Sprinkle some pumpkin pie spice on top.

 

Frost:

  1. Using a hand or stand mixer, mix cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla together for 1 minute.
  2. Add the heavy cream and beat over high heat for another 2 minutes, until the garnish is fluffy.

 

Notes: 2 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice can be used in place of the spices listed.

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