Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
Moist, cinnamon-spiced pumpkin bars with a cream cheese frosting.
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs, beaten
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup walnuts, chopped
Cream Cheese Frosting:
2 (3-ounce each) packages cream cheese, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- For Pumpkin Bars: Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and sugar. Stir in beaten eggs, oil, and canned pumpkin until thoroughly combined. Stir in chopped walnuts. Spread batter into an ungreased 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan.
- Bake in a 325°F (160°C) oven for 30 minutes. Cool and frost with Cream Cheese Frosting, if desired. Cut into bars.
- For Cream Cheese Frosting: Combine frosting ingredients in a small bowl; mix until well blended.
Makes 48 bars.