These are the best pumpkin bars ever! Since you can cut these small, they are great to make for a party and will still be low points. You decide what size piece you would like. 36 servings =4 points +, 48 servings =3 points +. They are super yummy! This recipe comes from my friend, Lisa.
Pumpkin Bars: Serves 36-48 ( 36 = 4 points + 48 = 3 points +)
- 1 can pumpkin ( 15 oz)
- 2 c. sugar
- 1/2 c. canola oil
- 1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
- 4 eggs
- 2 c. flour
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 3 oz. reduced fat cream cheese at room temperature
- 5 T. butter, softened
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1-3/4 c. powdered sugar
- 3-4 tsp. milk
- candy pumpkins or candy corn for garnish *optional
Beat pumpkin, sugar and oil. Add eggs and beat well. Combune dry ingredients and add to batter. Mix until well blended. Pour into a jelly roll pan coated with nonstick cooking spray ( 15 x 10" pan) Bake at 350 for 25 - 30 minutes. Cool completely.
For frosting, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla until blended. Add powdered sugar. Add milk as needed. Frost cooled bars. Let frosting set and then decorate with candy if desired.