Pumpkin-Spice Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin-Spice Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

A perfect dessert for fall potlucks, delicious pumpkin bars are made even better with cream cheese frosting.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

2:50

Hrs: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
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
1/4
teaspoon ground cloves
1
cup raisins, if desired
Cream Cheese Frosting
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
2
to 3 teaspoons milk
1
teaspoon vanilla
4
cups powdered sugar
1/2
cup chopped walnuts, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, beat eggs, granulated sugar, oil and pumpkin with wire whisk until smooth. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Stir in raisins. Spread in pan.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and bars spring back when touched lightly in center. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  4. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, milk 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. Spreading frosting over bars. Sprinkle with walnuts. For bars, cut into 7 rows by 7 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.
Makes 49 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
In a pinch, use 2 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice instead of the cinnamon, ginger and cloves.
Did You Know?
Plain canned pumpkin is not sweetened and doesn't have flavoring added; pumpkin pie mix contains sugar and spices.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 160
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 25mg;
  • Sodium 95mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 23g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 18g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 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 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.