Pumpkin-Ginger Bars

Pumpkin-Ginger Bars

Mmm! Enjoy classic frosted pumpkin bars made with the goodness of whole wheat flour.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

2:30

Hrs:Mins

Makes

48

bars

Bars
1 1/2
cups packed brown sugar
1
cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1
cup Gold Medal® whole wheat flour
1/4
cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
2
teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup vegetable oil
1/2
cup milk
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
can (15 oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
2
eggs
Frosting
1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
3
cups powdered sugar
1
to 2 tablespoons milk
Ground nutmeg, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 15x10x1-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray; lightly flour. In large bowl, beat bar ingredients with electric mixer on low speed until moistened. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Spread in pan.
  2. Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  3. In small bowl, beat cream cheese and butter on low speed until blended. Beat in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Gradually beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, and 1 to 2 tablespoons milk until frosting is smooth and spreadable. Frost cooled bars. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until set. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows. Store in refrigerator.
Makes 48 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
One-half teaspoon ground ginger can be used in place of the crystallized ginger, but expect a different texture and flavor.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 120
    • (Calories from Fat 35),
  • Total Fat 4g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 75mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 19g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 14g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 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 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.