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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Pumpkin Bars

This recipe is from my neighbor Diane.  She cooks it in a jelly roll pan for 25-30 minutes.  While I like the super thick style that has to be eaten with a fork.  Either way its delicious and a completely fall like dessert.

Pumpkin Bars

2 c flour
2 c sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 c oil
4 eggs
2 c pumpkin
1 pkg mini-chocolate chips (12 oz)
1 c chopped walnuts opt.

Mix together the dry ingredients in a separate bowl - flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and soda.  In a mixer blend together the oil, eggs, and pumpkin.  Add dry ingredients to the wet and mix well.  Stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts if wanted.  Pour into a greased and floured 9 x 13 pan (or a jelly roll pan).  Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes (if doing a jelly roll pan cook for 25-30 minutes).  Cool then frost with cream cheese frosting.

8 oz cream cheese
6 Tbsp butter
1 3/4 c - 2 c powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Mix on low speed for 30 seconds and then beat till smooth on medium high speed, around 3 minutes.  Cut into bars.