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Wednesday, September 12 2018

If you have an insatiable sweet tooth, these rich pumpkin bars are the perfect comfort food for you. To make them extra special, finish the bars with a dollop of luscious cream cheese frosting.

2 - cups all-purpose flour
2 - teaspoons baking powder
2 - teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 - teaspoon baking soda
1/4 - teaspoon salt
4 - eggs
1 - 15 ounce can pumpkin
1 2/3 - cups granulated sugar
1 - cup cooking oil
3/4 - cup chopped pecans (optional)
Pecan halves (optional)
1 - 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/4 - cup butter, softened
1 - teaspoon vanilla
2 - cups sifted powdered sugar

In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl beat together eggs, pumpkin, sugar, and oil with an electric mixer on medium speed. Add the flour mixture; beat until well combined. If desired, stir in chopped pecans. Spread batter into an ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan.

Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

In a medium mixing bowl beat together the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until fluffy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until smooth. Frost pumpkin bars. If desired, top with pecan halves. Cut into squares. Store, covered, in refrigerator up to 3 days.
NUTRITION FACTS (Spiced Pumpkin Bars)

Per serving: 250 kcal , 13 g fat (4 g sat. fat , 45 mg chol. , 147 mg sodium , 31 g carb. , 1 g fiber , 3 g pro.

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