There are some things that are just worth repeating, & this is one of them. I originally posted this over 3 years ago, so I thought it time to share again. Seriously, people, easy, yummy, & I have converted many a pumpkin-hater with this one! I do believe my family is most happy with me for whipping these up on this dreary day.
Beginning in September, the kids start saying, "It's almost time for Pumpkin Bars!" This is a FAVORITE treat that I began making years ago around the first of October through the holidays. They are super easy, & everybody seems to like them (hey, how can you not like something that is covered in cream cheese frosting!?!?). Enjoy!!
PUMPKIN BARS WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
1 2/3 c. sugar
1 c. oil
16 oz. can pumpkin
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
Beat eggs, sugar, oil & pumpkin. Add dry ingredients; mix well. Spread in ungreased 15 x 10 x 1 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. powdered sugar
Beat until smooth & spread over cooled pumpkin bars.
***Ok, so really, who uses 3 oz. of cream cheese?? So as not to leave the other 5 oz. to become moldy in the fridge, I throw the whole bar in & double the rest of the ingredients. I find this method a much better use of ingredients. ;)