Spicy Pumpkin Bars

Course : Bars
Serves: 48
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1 cup flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup apple juice
16 ounces pumpkin, canned
2 large eggs
3 ounces cream cheese -- softened
2 Tablespoons butter -- softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk (up to 2 tablespoons)

Preparation / Directions:

Heat oven to 350. Grease and flour 15 x 10 x 1" baking pan. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In large bowl, combine all bar ingredients; beat at low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Spread in greased and floured pan. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes or luntil toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled. In small bowl, combine cream cheese and butter; blend well. Stir in vanilla. Add powdered sugar and enough milk for desired spreading consistency; beat until smooth. Frost cooled bars. If desired, sprinkle with nutmeg. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until set. Cut into bars. Store in refrigerator. Note: Do not use pumpkin pie mix which contains sugar and spices; just solid pack pumpkin.


Nutritional Information:

101 Calories (kcal); 4g Total Fat; (31% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 17g Carbohydrate; 11mg Cholesterol; 74mg Sodium

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