Thursday, August 25, 2011

Pumpkin Bars


We love Pumpkin Bars!

I know it's a bit early to begin with Fall flavors but I needed something for lunches and was out of butter so I decided it has to be something with oil and these bars were the first thing that came to my mind. My next dilemma was that I had only a big can of pumpkin and I don't really like to have that stuff hanging around in the fridge so I made a very large pan of bars and also a few cupcakes. This took care of the whole can of pumpkin and now I have some goodies in the freezer. I only used 1 recipe of Cream Cheese Icing for a double recipe of bars. I really like this icing but also like to be able to taste what's beneath it. ☺

They are easy and go together in a jiffy.

4 eggs, well beaten
1 cup canola oil
1 cup pumpkin
2 cups sugar
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup chopped nuts, optional

In a mixer bowl beat the eggs till light and fluffy. Add the oil, pumpkin, and sugar. Mix; then add the salt, cinnamon, and baking powder. Mix again then add the flour and nuts. Mix, scraping down sides as necessary. Pour into an 11 x 15 baking pan. (Sprayed with non stick spray)
Bake @ 350° for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Allow to cool before icing with

Cream Cheese Icing:
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
6 Tablespoons butter, softened
1 Tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon cinnamon, optional
3½ cups powdered sugar

Place ingredients into mixer bowl and beat until smooth and fluffy. Spread on cooled bars.
Store in the refrigerator.


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  1. These look like a delicious Autumn treat! Your kids are blessed to have lunches like this!! I'll have to remember these. :)

  2. I have so much pumpkin that I need to use up. I will try this, it's never too early for pumpkin! :)

  3. Oh my, these pumpkin bars look so mouthwatering! Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. I have some pumokin in the fridge I need to use. Looks like this is the recipe I need. Thanks, have a great weekend.

  5. Thanks for sharing this at Show & Share! This looks absolutely delicious!

  6. I love all Fall flavors! These pumpkin bars look so good. They look so soft and tender and I really really would like one right now.

  7. Yum! I bet those are delicious!!

    Please feel free to link up your pumpkin bars to my new Make Yourself Blog Hop!


  8. Thank you so much for linking up to Make Yourself Monday!! :o)

  9. I love pumpkin bars, cookies, cake, and bread. I make a similar recipe, but there's some orange juice and zest in it. It adds a little punch. My mouth is watering!

    Visiting from Make Yourself Monday.

  10. Pumpkin is one of my favorite flavors no matter what time of year. This bar looks so moist and purely wonderful! I have a couple of gatherings in the fall and this sweet treat would be perfect to take!
    Thanks for sharing your pumpkin bars ON THE MENU MONDAY! I'm sure so many kitchens will be making this recipe.

  11. I love pumpkin stuff. Looks yummy. Thanks for linking up

  12. YUM! This looks great! I can't wait to make some for me!

    I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training Tomorrow! Plus there is going to be a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!

  13. I love pumpkin anything - these bars look terrific.

  14. This wonderful post totally contributed to the blog party's success! Thanks for linking up at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

  15. This recipe looks amazing! Join in on the fun and come over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow to share this tasty recipe with us.
    I hope to see you there!

  16. Hooray for fall! I am so happy that you started sharing pumpkin recipes . . . I am so ready for them! :) These look delicious! Thanks so much for linking up to Strut Your Stuff last weekend! We would LOVE to have you come back and link up more of your great projects tomorrow!
    Camille @

  17. Yum! This looks so good! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!

  18. This is getting really great! So many pumpkins, so little time! Thanks for sharing another wonderful receipe!

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. Your participation makes the party more successful. I appreciate you!

  19. These look many great pumpkin recipes coming thru. I just love fall.

  20. Love pumpkin!! Thanks for linking this and other great recipes up to Things I've Done Thursday! Hope you'll join in again this week!


  21. Love your Blog...I'm now a folower. Going to enjoy some of your recipes.

    Love, love pumpkin bars, going to try this recipe soon. Thanks for sharing ;-)