Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

It’s Officially Fall!!! That means everything PUMPKIN comes out!!! I love pumpkin so much and love to have it in anything! This year Starbucks even surprised the country with bringing the pumpkin spice latte out a month early! I was in Heaven let me tell you!!! Moving on….. These pumpkin bars are a simple easy recipe that will get your pumpkin fix and so much more. SO Light, Fluffy, Moist, and a perfect bundle of pumpkin all in one! I also had to top it with my cream cheese frosting to give it that extra sweetness that it needs! I hope you enjoy these pumpkin bars!!! Yummm

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Here’s what you’ll need…

4 eggs

1 2/3 cups of sugar

1 cup of Vegetable Oil- or substitute with apple sauce

15 ounce can of pumpkin

2 cups of all purpose flour

2 tsps of ground cinnamon

1 tsp of salt

1 teaspoon of baking soda

 

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 8 oz package of cream cheese, softened

2 cups of powdered sugar

1 tsp of Vanilla extract

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First things first before you dive into the delicious can of pumpkin….Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 13 by 9-inch baking pan.

In a bowl or a kitchen aid mixer combine the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin on medium speed until light and fluffy.

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In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Hand mix the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just combined. I just mixed it with a wooden spoon! WARNING- Do not overmix.

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Next, spread the batter into the prepared 13 by 9-inch baking pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

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Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely. About an hour!

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Now for the yummy frosting! In a kitchen aid mixer or regular mixer cream the cream cheese  until smooth. Add the sugar and mix at low speed until combined. Stir in the vanilla and mix again.

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Spread on cooled pumpkin bars. Or Place cream cheese in a plastic bag and cut a whole in one corner and squeeze a dallop on each square after slicing square size to your liking.

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Eat, Enjoy, and be HAPPY!

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