Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars

I make these every year for Christmas, and they are a fan favorite! It makes a bunch, so freeze them and enjoy for many months.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 24 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 15 ounces canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, oil, and pumpkin with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir into the pumpkin mixture until thoroughly combined.
  • Spread the batter evenly into an ungreased 10x15 inch jellyroll pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in preheated oven. Cool before frosting.
  • To make the frosting, cream together the cream cheese and butter. Stir in vanilla. Add confectioners' sugar a little at a time, beating until mixture is smooth. Spread evenly on top of the cooled bars. Cut into squares.

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