Friday, October 21, 2011

Fat Friday: Pumpkin Bars


These are the best pumpkin bars! Of course, they are Paula Deen and full of not good stuff, but it's the holidays, so live it up! Plus, don't you just love the way the southern say "oil", "ohl".

Bars:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 15-ounce can pumpkin
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Icing:

  • 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Using an electric mixer at medium speed, combine the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until light and fluffy. Stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and mix at low speed until thoroughly combined and the batter is smooth. Spread the batter into a greased 13 by 10-inch baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting. Cut into bars.

To make the icing: Combine the cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the sugar and mix at low speed until combined. Stir in the vanilla and mix again. Spread on cooled pumpkin bars.

3 comments:

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Oh, I LOVE everything pumpkin!!

Mindy said...

These may be one of my favorite pumpkin desserts ever! I made them last week and my mom told me they were just okay. What?! I knew she was crazy. haha. At least the two of us are sane, right? (I was glad to see that you think they are the best too!)

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said...

These look soooo yummy! I totally agree with you, you gotta live it up Paula Deen style during the holidays. :)

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