Preparation / Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. To make crust, combine flour, sugar, 1/2 cup nuts and margarine in a medium-size bowl; mix until crumbly. Stir in 1 beaten egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla; mix well. Press onto bottom of 15-by-10-inch baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
Meanwhile, in large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Blend in sweetened condensed milk. Add remaining 2 eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla; beat until smooth. Pour mixture over prepared crust; sprinkle remaining nuts on top.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until set. Cool to room temperature before cutting into bars. Store in refrigerator. Makes 48 bars.
Note: If you don't have pumpkin pie spice, an approximate equivalent is 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger and 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves for this recip