Day 184 | Pumpkin Bars

Just because Halloween has come and gone, it doesn't mean we have to stop eating delicious pumpkin treats, right?

We headed to a friends' house for dinner tonight and pumpkin bars were the perfect house warming gift. These are one of Chris's favorite desserts and are slowly making their way up to the top of Chase's list as well. Everyone got involved in the baking...even Chase and Grandma Mary. It's nice to have so much help.

You'll find the recipe below (and no, I didn't remove the sugar with these). A special thanks to my Aunt Karen for making these a special treat throughout my childhood. They are pretty amazing, but don't take my word for it...

Pumpkin Bars

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups pumpkin (one small can)
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup nuts (optional)

Frosting:

  • 6 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 ounces cream cheese

Directions

  • Beat eggs lightly with a fork and add the sugar, butter, and pumpkin. Mix well. Add dry ingredients to this mixture.
  • Pour into greased jelly roll pan. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Beat the frosting ingredients until smooth and put on cooled bars.