Most Asked for Thanksgiving Treat

We would like to share with you our most asked for Thanksgiving dessert in our office: Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting. This was served at our Thanksgiving party and no one could settle for just one slice. Therefore, we would love to share our great finding with you to share with your loved ones.

Recipe: Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Description: Light and fluffy pumpkin bars topped with a rich, creamy, decadent cream cheese frosting, for an exquisite, heavenly result.

Prep Time: 15 Mins

Cook Time: 25 Mins

Servings: 18

INGREDIENTS

PUMPKIN BARS:

  • 2 cups flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 2/3 cup sugar

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 can (15 ounces) pure pumpkin (not pie filling!)

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

  • 12 Tablespoons butter, softened at room temperature

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 Tablespoons cream, half-and-half, or milk

  • 6 cups unsifted powdered sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

PUMPKIN BARS:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F.

  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs, sugar, oil, and pumpkin until light and fluffy. Add mixed dried ingredients into pumpkin mixture, beating until fully combined.

  4. Spread batter in an ungreased jelly roll pan.

  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes (depending on size of pan), until edges begin to brown slightly and a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:

  1. Combine cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and cream in a mixing bowl. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time, mixing between each addition, until all cups are added and frosting is smooth.

  2. Spread evenly on cooled pumpkin bars*.

*Would like to note this recipe makes for an abundance of frosting!

Original Recipe Found Here

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