This recipe is an old favorite of mine from when I was a little girl. :)
My Mom made (still makes!) these yummy bars every fall ~ the warm, spicy aroma that fills my house as they bake reminds me of many crisp-outside-but-cozy-inside Sunday afternoons, sharing time together with my family.
My own little family has been enjoying them lately, too!
A couple of my kitchen helpers helped whip up a batch (and take some photos) so we could share this recipe with you. :)
~ Pumpkin Spice Bars ~
1 2/3 cup sugar
1 cup melted butter (or oil)
1 (16 oz.) can pumpkin
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat oven to 350F. Beat eggs, sugar, butter (or oil) and pumpkin until light and fluffy. Mix in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ground cloves, salt and baking soda. Pour into an ungreased 15x10-inch (or jelly roll) pan, spreading evenly. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.....
If you're not holding a camera ;) these are very quick to prepare.....just make sure you plan for enough time to allow the bars to cool before frosting them.
~ Cream Cheese Frosting ~
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
Mix ingredients together, blending well. Spread evenly on cooled bars, then cut into squares. :)
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