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Pumpkin-Ginger Bars

Pumpkin-Ginger Bars
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 48
Mmm! Enjoy classic frosted pumpkin bars made with the goodness of whole wheat flour.
Updated September 26, 2008
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Ingredients

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

Steps

  • 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.

  • One-half teaspoon ground ginger can be used in place of the crystallized ginger, but expect a different texture and flavor.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
120
Calories from Fat
35
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
4%
Sodium
75mg
3%
Potassium
65mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
19g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
14g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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