Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Heavenly Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Heavenly Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting - Easy Life Meal & Party PlanningThis is absolutely the best pumpkin bar ever and I make it often. Today it was also Plan B to my failed attempt at making a new dessert recipe.
First off, I was totally wooed by a beautiful picture on Pinterest of banana cake and low and behold I had four very ripe bananas sitting on my counter, snap I had a plan. I did not study the ingredients prior to starting just a brief glance to make sure I had everything. When I ran into not one but two potential flaws in the recipe I decided to forge ahead and have faith. Bad decisions all around. My husband wanted to know my Plan B so I defaulted to making these never fail heavenly pumpkin bars.


Ingredients

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
4 eggs
1 cup canola oil
2 cups pumpkin

Directions

Preheat oven 350 degrees F. Mix together all ingredients.Pour into ungreased 11x17 inch pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until done.

Frosting Ingredients

1 stick butter, softened
1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 box (1 pound) powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
Pecan nuts (optional)

Frosting Directions

Cream butter and cheese together.  Gradually add powdered sugar, vanilla and nuts.  (Note:  frosting will be a little soft but sets up nicely).  Frost bars.

Authored by +Terri Henkels

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