Happy Halloween

 

Well, I thought it was funny.

What are you going out as today?

 

Pumpkin Bars

In honor of the season, I’m making pumpkin bars to take to work.   To make the Monday morning meeting a bit easier to deal with.  These are so easy to make and are very, very rich.  I cut them into small pieces – they look pretty on a plate.  They also freeze well and can be tucked into a lunch bag and be thawed by lunchtime for a treat.

Pumpkin Squares

Cake:

  •  4 eggs
  • 1-2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup oil or butter
  • 15 oz can pumpkin (not pie filling)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg

mixing bowl & 13×9 baking dish, greased

Beat eggs, sugar, butter & pumpkin together, add dry ingredients, mixing well. Spread into baking dish, bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes. Cool & frost (frosting below). These are rich, so I would cut them into at least 24 squares.

Frosting

  • 16 oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-3/4 cups powdered sugar

mixing bowl

Mix together cream cheese, sugar & vanilla. Mix until smooth.

You can frost & freeze in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.  Enjoy.