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Pumpkin Carrot Swirl Bars

Pumpkin Carrot Swirl BarsPumpkin, grated carrot and brown sugar make a moist, chewy bar just right for the holiday table. Finished with a cream cheese topping they make a pretty sight for any occasion.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 large egg whites
1 (15-ounce) can LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 cup finely shredded carrot
Cream Cheese Topping (recipe follows)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly roll pan.
  2. Combine flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder and baking soda in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar in large mixer bowl until crumbly. Add eggs, egg whites, pumpkin and carrot; beat until well blended. Add flour mixture; mix well. Spread into prepared pan. Drop teaspoonfuls of Cream Cheese Topping over batter; swirl mixture with spoon.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  4. For Cream Cheese Topping: Combine 4 ounces softened cream cheese, 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon milk in small mixer bowl until thoroughly blended.

Makes 48 bars.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/48 of recipe): Calories: 70 Calories from Fat: 20 Total Fat: 2 g Saturated Fat: 1 g Cholesterol: 15 mg Sodium: 75 mg Carbohydrates: 13 g Dietary Fiber: 1 g Sugars: 8 g Protein: 1 g

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and VeryBestBaking.com, used with permission.