I've never been crazy about pumpkin pie or pies in general which saves me a few calories during the Holidays. I do, however, lack self control when it comes to these pumpkin bars! They're even better with cream cheese frosting which is really easy to make. You can skip the chainsaw & pumpkin and just buy a can at the store but it's not as much fun.
Here's what you need for the bars:
2 cups sifted flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
2 cups pumpkin (small can)
Preheat oven to 350. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl. Make a well in the middle and add the wet ingredients. Mix well & pour into greased jelly roll pan. Bake 25 minutes then set aside to cool.
Mix together: 3/4 stick butter, 3 oz. cream cheese, 1 tbs. cream, 1 tsp vanilla & 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar. spread over cooled bars.