Apple Cinnamon-Pumpkin Bars

Use a high-fiber muffin mix to make delicious and fiber-rich pumpkin dessert bars.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

Bars

1
box (15.3 oz) Betty Crocker™ Fiber One™ apple cinnamon muffin mix
1/2
cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1/2
cup water
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
2
eggs

Topping

1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup powdered sugar
1
teaspoon milk
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray bottom only of 9-inch square pan with cooking spray. In medium bowl, stir muffin mix, pumpkin, water, oil and eggs just until blended (batter may be lumpy). Spread in pan.
  • 2 Bake 17 to 21 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth; drizzle over bars. Sprinkle with walnuts. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

Add 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice to enhance the pumpkin flavor.

For added flavor, toast nuts in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium-low heat for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently.

Skip the topping, and just sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
180mg
180%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
14g
14%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.