Thursday, November 12, 2009

Yummy Tummy Thursday ; Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars
(from Laura, linked above at her new wordpress site)

I LOVED these! I cannot even begin to tell you how much! I have made them twice in the last 2 weeks once taking some to work and am making them again tonight to take to mom's night out bunco tomorrow night! I am also taking them to thanksgiving dinner with the fam. The best part is they are cheap to make, make a large amount and easy to make and you have most the ingredients in your pantry already. I have used 2 tubs store bought cream cheese frosting but if you want to use a cream cheese frosting recipe Laura has one in the link above. Well I want to fatten myself up some more so I did chocolate chips over the entire thing and also cream cheese frosting over that. If chocolate is not your thing nuts would be a great addition.

I also do not have a jelly roll pan so what I ended up doing was a small layer in a 13 x 9 baking metal sheet/pan I got from pillsbury a little bigger layer in a 13 x 9 glass cake pan and same size layer in a 9 x 9 glass pan. Seriously it makes that much lol. I'm sure you could modify this recipe in half and use a 13 x 9 pan if you do not want that many bars. Also if you do a smaller layer or a metal pan I'd advise only 20 minutes in the oven. I set the timer for 20minutes and took the metal pan out and then left the 2 glass ones in for 10-15 additonal minutes.


6 eggs
1 1/2 cup oil (I used canola)
3 cups sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 large can (29 oz) pumpkin (or 2 15oz cans)
3 1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. salt
(chocolate chips or cream cheese frosting or both in my case)


Mix together eggs, oil, sugar, vanilla, and pumpkin. Fold in dry ingredients and pour into jelly roll pan (13 x 18 pan) . At this point sprinkle the pan with chocolate chips and/or nuts if desired. Bake at 350 for 30 to 40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Do not over bake. Frost with cream cheese frosting.


Bridget said...

OMGosh those things look YUMMY!!

Edie Mindell said...

Those are really mouth watering!!! I'll have to try your recipe. I'm pretty sure my kids will love it. Thanks for sharing.:-)

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