10.13.2010

(the best ever) pumpkin bars

I know it's bad manners to brag, but if ever a baked good deserved the title best ever, it's these... My mom used to make a batch or two every fall, but they are so good that I crave them year 'round. They are an autumn party for your tastebuds. They are moist pumpkin perfection topped with just the right amount of cream cheese frosting. Do make + eat these this weekend. They'll make a big batch and are perfect to bring along to your pumpkin carving party. I promise they will not disappoint.

Pumpkin bars:


4 eggs
1 2/3 c. sugar
1 c. oil
1 16 oz. can pumpkin
2 c. flour
2 t. baking powder
2 t. cinnamon
1 t. salt
1 t. baking soda

Mix eggs, sugar, oil & pumpkin 'til light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, combine remaining dry ingredients. Then stir everything together. Spread in an ungreased jelly roll pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Cool.

Cream cheese frosting:

3 oz cream cheese (softened)
1/2 c. margarine (softened)
1 t. vanilla
2 c. powdered sugar

16 comments:

{lovely little things} said...

Mmm...pumpkin + cream cheese frosting, yum!

Chelle said...

Really, really can't wait to make these! They look and sound amazing! xo

Anneliese said...

definitely making these this weekend or next week!

Susan said...

How do you argue with pumpkin perfection? Sounds FAB! I must try them!
Blessings!

radiantlaughs said...

ooo! I can't wait to try them! Yummy!

Shutterly Lovely said...

yes please! I love pretty much anything pumpkin flavored so I will definitely be trying these!

Katie {My Paisley Apron} said...

These sound fantastic!! We may be coming to MN for Thanksgiving, so I will need a way to use up the 238497 cans of pumpkin I bought to make pies for Megan's family Thanksgiving...

For the frosting, do you just whip all that together?

daniella said...

Done! I was racking my brain to figure out what dessert to make for our farewell party this weekend, and I believe I found a winner. Thank you! Anything baked with pumpkin is my follow up favorite from bread & butter.

swell.life said...

@ Katie: yes--for the frosting you just whip together the ingredients and spread it on your cooled bars. (i also allow it to set for a little bit before cutting.)

i'm zandri said...

Ooo! Makes me wish we celebrated pumpkins in the southern hemisphere as much as you do over there. No reason why I can't be making these though! Thanks, looks so yummy.

radiantlaughs said...

They are in the oven right now and smell DELICIOUS!!!

Amanda said...

As soon as this post came across my Google Reader, I printed the recipe, and now the bars are cooling in the kitchen! Thank you for sharing-- they smell awesome and they were super easey to whip up!

Melinda said...

These LOOK and SOUND delicious. Then again, how can anyone NOT like anything pumpkin? lol.

Leslie said...

making these... umm this weekend... gorgeous. Look so beyond yummy and perfectly fall.

kristofer and ivy said...

Finally got around to making these over the weekend. Fantastic! They are an impressive dessert, and so easy to make!

.ivy

radiantlaughs said...

I'm making these for Penn's birthday party cake tomorrow night and for the swap party on Thursday!!