Harvest Pumpkin-Spice Bars

Harvest Pumpkin-Spice Bars

You'll fall in love with these pumpkin bars! They have a light texture, are full of cinnamon, ginger, raisins and nuts and are topped with cream cheese frosting.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

1:40

Hr:Mins

Makes

49

bars

Bars
4
eggs
2
cups granulated sugar
1
cup vegetable oil
1
can (15 oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons baking powder
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
1/4
teaspoon ground cloves
1
cup raisins, if desired
Cream Cheese Frosting
1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/3
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
cups powdered sugar
1/2
cup chopped walnuts, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease bottom and sides of 15x10x1-inch pan with shortening. In large bowl, beat eggs, granulated sugar, oil and pumpkin until smooth. Stir in flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, ginger and cloves. Stir in raisins. Spread in pan.
  2. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until light brown. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 2 hours.
  3. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, on low speed until smooth and spreadable. Spread frosting over bars. Sprinkle with walnuts. For bars, cut into 7 rows by 7 rows. Store in refrigerator.
Makes 49 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Purchasing
To ensure recipe success if using a vegetable oil spread, use a spread with at least 65% vegetable oil.
Substitution
Rise to the occasion! If using self-rising flour, there is no need to add baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Variation
Add a bit of lemon zing to the cream cheese frosting by substituting lemon juice for the vanilla and adding 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 140
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 25mg;
  • Sodium 90mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 18g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 13g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 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;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.