Spicy Pumpkin Bars

For a Halloween party, Thanksgiving dessert or any autumn occasion, you can’t miss with these moist bars.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 48

Ingredients

Bars

2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1 1/2
cups packed brown sugar
2
teaspoons baking powder
1
teaspoon baking soda
2
teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup vegetable oil
1/2
cup apple juice
1
can (15 oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
2
eggs

Frosting

1
container (16 oz) Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy cream cheese ready-to-spread frosting
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 15x10x1-inch pan with shortening; lightly flour. In large bowl with electric mixer, beat bar ingredients on low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes on medium speed. Spread batter in pan.
  • 2 Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 3 Spread frosting over cooled bars. Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes. Cut into 8 rows by 6 rows. Store in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

This recipe calls for one 15-ounce can of solid pack pumpkin; do not use pumpkin pie mix, which comes in a larger can and contains sugar, salt and spices as well as pumpkin.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
110
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
85mg
85%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
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 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.