Good with cream cheese frosting.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two 9 x 13-inch pans.

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  • Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and set aside. In a separate bowl, mix the pumpkin, vegetable oil, eggs, and sugar. Add the flour mixture and stir just until combined. Mix in the walnuts.

  • Spread the batter into the prepared pan and bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cool on wire rack and frost bars with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Nutrition Facts

234.9 calories; 3.1 g protein; 27.3 g carbohydrates; 31 mg cholesterol; 400.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2005
I made these and instead of using 2 9x13" pans I used a cookie sheet with sides. It makes more of a bar shape and they were great. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/14/2005
Pumpkin BARS? They should be called "Pumpkin Cake." I followed this recipe exactly - except I used pumpkin pie spice rather than cinnamon and I chose to bake this in a jellyroll pan (because it said "pumpkin BARS"). Don't do that - if you choose to make this use a regular cake pan. Read More
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222 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 150
  • 4 star values: 55
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2005
I made these and instead of using 2 9x13" pans I used a cookie sheet with sides. It makes more of a bar shape and they were great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2006
Wonderfull! I used 2 cups whole wheat flour instead of white. I only put in 3 eggs and used apple sauce instead of oil. And only used 1 1/2 cups sugar. Turned out great. I also baked it in a cookie sheet with sides. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2002
These pumpkin bars are very light and tasty! since I don't eat sugar I used 1/2 tsp. Stevia a rice extract found at Health Food Stores in place of sugar. Also substituted oat flour for white flour and added 1/2 c. raisins. Bars are delicious frosted or un-frosted. I couldn't find my old recipe and was delighted to find this website! Thanks so much for taking the time to submit it!! Adele Williams Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
Amazingly simple and delicious! Make sure that you have one after it cools and right after you frost it. Great with the Pumpkin Bar Icing from this site. 10 stars! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2009
Yummy!! Split this recipe in half and substituted cinnamon applesauce for the oil and added 1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice instead of the cinnamon...yum yum!! Used the Cream Cheese Frosting II from this site to ice. Delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2007
I LOVED this recipe. I did use a cookie sheet and replaced the cinnamon with pumpkin pie spice. I did not have any cream cheese frosting so I just used a glaze and the kids ate them right up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2008
I have been experimenting with different pumpkin recipes and this one is it. I just took it out of the oven and smeared a warm piece with salted butter to test it - then another and another I had three pieces! Perfect treat for a cool autumn day with a nice cup of tea. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2002
These were very good. Again I did the same thing. I didn't have a jellyroll pan so I used a 9x13 pan and it turned out more cake like but still very good. There is some kind of flavor missing from the actual pumpkin bars I might try again and add some other kind of spices. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2007
This recipe is great (especially with cream cheese frosting)--though it is more like cake than bars. I made it in a 9 x 13 pan and also in a jelly roll pan. Didn't have walnuts so I used chopped pecans and also dropped some pecans on top of the iced bars which added some nice taste and crunch. I agree with adding more spices--nutmeg cloves ginger etc. The sugar can be reduced some or some brown sugar substituted for a little of the white. I plan to make this again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/14/2005
Pumpkin BARS? They should be called "Pumpkin Cake." I followed this recipe exactly - except I used pumpkin pie spice rather than cinnamon and I chose to bake this in a jellyroll pan (because it said "pumpkin BARS"). Don't do that - if you choose to make this use a regular cake pan. Read More
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