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Pumpkin Bars with cream cheese frosting

4 Nov

Fall is coming and going so quickly. October is already over and with my hectic schedule this fall, I have had little time to bake. I had a list of recipes I wanted to bake and have only been able to make a few so far. Luckily there is still a good month of fall left so plenty of time to catch up.

So far, I’ve been able to make two of my all time favorite fall recipes. These pumpkin bars and apple crisp (recipe coming next). These pumpkin bars come from my Grandma. The recipes I know how to bake best come from her; she was a major influence to my love of baking.

I brought these bars to work and everyone went crazy. Even my coworker Annie who isn’t a sweets fan devoured them. She commented that they have a carrot cake taste to them. In my opinion they are better than any carrot cake I have ever tried. But, you’ll just have to try them and come up with your own opinion.

Not only do these bars pack in a crazy amount of flavors, they are literally a ‘piece of cake’ to make. Pour all the ingredients into a bowl, stir, pour into a pan and bake. Done. Presto. End of story.

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INGREDIENTS FOR THE BARS:

2 Cups Flour

2 teaspoons Baking Powder

1 teaspoon Baking Soda

1/4 teaspoon Salt

2 teaspoons Cinnamon

1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice

2 Cups Sugar

1 Cup Oil (I used Canola)

4 Eggs

2 Cups Canned Pumpkin

1 Cup Nuts (I used pecans)

INGREDIENTS FOR THE FROSTING:

6 oz. Cream Cheese (softened)

1/2 Cup Butter

1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla

3 Cups Powder Sugar

2 teaspoons Milk

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DIRECTIONS:

1) Beat the eggs in a large bowl, add the oil, sugar, and pumpkin and beat again.

2) In a separate bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices together.

3) Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.

4) Finally stir in the nuts. Pour into a large greased pan (a large cookie sheet with sides on it).

5) Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.

6) Allow the bars to cool completely and frost.

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Enjoy my lovelies. xoxo.

Love, Lindsi.

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