Cream Cheese Frosted Pumpkin Bars
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Cream Cheese Frosted Pumpkin Bars

Servings 40

Ingredients

Batter

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 Teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup crushed walnuts

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 6 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 Tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 2 - 3 Tablespoons milk or enough to achieve a spreading consistency

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a jelly roll pan.
  • Using a medium bowl, combine the flour,baking powder,cinnamon and salt. Stir to combine, set aside.
  • Using a large bowl beat the sugar, butter and vanilla together. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the pumpkin. Gradually beat in the flour mixture.
  • Evenly spread the batter into your prepared jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 -25 minutes or until tests done with a toothpick. Cool completely before frosting.

Frosting directions

  • Using a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth, add the butter beat until well incorporated. Gradually add the sifted powdered sugar to the bowl, beat until smooth. Add milk to achieve the spreading consistency you desire. Spread frosting over bars, sprinkle with crushed walnuts.