Fantastic Pumpkin Bars

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I developed this recipe to liven up the traditional pumpkin bar. My family says it's the best pumpkin bar they've ever had. This bar is dense and moist.

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Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen bars

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 ⅔ cups white sugar

  • 1 cup canola oil

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree

  • 2 cups shredded carrots

  • 1 cup crushed pineapple

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature

  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 ½ cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10x15 inch baking dish. Whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice in a bowl.

  2. Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl. Whisk in the white sugar, canola oil, and pumpkin puree until no lumps of pumpkin puree remain. Stir in the carrots and pineapple, then fold in the flour mixture until no lumps of flour remain. Pour into the prepared baking dish.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely in the pan before cutting into squares.

  4. While the pumpkin bars are cooling, beat the cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract, and confectioners' sugar together in a bowl until smooth. Frost the cooled bars with the cream cheese frosting.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

312 Calories
17g Fat
39g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 312
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 279mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 114mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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