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Pumpkin Bars

Jennie Duncan
These simple Pumpkin Bars and baked and then onced cooked I top them with a homemade cream cheese frosting. The perfect fall dessert recipe. 
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 bars
Calories 211 kcal

Ingredients
  

Pumpkin Bar:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 4 oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon milk (more as needed)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions
 

Pumpkin Bar:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9x13 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray or parchment paper.
  • In a stand mixer cream together butter and sugar. Once creamy and smooth add in the egg, vanilla extract, and pumpkin puree.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Slowly add your dry ingredients to your wet until well combined. Place in your prepared casserole dish. Bake for 35 minutes or until bars are cooked through. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • In a stand mixer cream together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add in milk and then vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Add powdered sugar and mix until smooth and creamy. Add more milk as needed.
  • Once cooled top your pumpkin bars with this cream cheese frosting and cut into bars.

Notes

  • Don't skip the parchment paper! This will help you remove the bars later so you can cut them evenly.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 211kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 2gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 139mgPotassium: 46mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 1945IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Pumpkin Bars
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