Sunday, October 26, 2008

Welcome to the Soul Journal Halloween Blog Party hosted by Collage Diva and the Yahoo Soul Journal Group! It's wonderful to have you stop by and I hope you will visit the participating blogs listed on Collage Diva's blog. Here is a recipe for Pumpkin Bars that are easy to make and absolutely fabulous.

Pumpkin Bars

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
4 eggs
1 15-oz. can pumpkin
1 2/3 cups sugar
1 cup cooking oil
3/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1 recipe Cream Cheese Frosting
Pecan halves (optional)

In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat together eggs, pumpkin, sugar, and oil. Add the flour mixture; beat until well combined. Stir in chopped pecans, if desired.

Spread batter in an ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting. Top with additional pecan halves, if desired. Cut into squares. Store in refrigerator. Makes 24 bars.

Cream Cheese Frosting:
In a medium bowl beat together one 3-ounce package cream cheese, softened; 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened; and 1 teaspoon vanilla until fluffy. Gradually add 2 cups sifted powdered sugar, beating until smooth.


KathrynAntyr said...

These sound yummy. I'll have to try them.

Viki said...

Oh I've made those pumpkin bars before! They are wonderful, esp. with the cream cheese frosting;-)


Robinsunne said...

I will try the bars with my children. Thanks.
Please visit my party too:
see you there!

Christy said...

Bone-ita absolutely ROCKS! Too cool. I don't cook, but if I did I would be trying this tasty bit of recipe.

Jane B. said...

Thank you for the recipe, and what a beautiful blue and gold color of background on your page. Can you send along the recipe for how you created that too? Thanks for inviting me!

Melissa said...

Ooohhhh yummy! So many wonderful recipes today. Happy Halloween!