Pumpkin Bars with a Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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120 mins (prep 30, cooking 90)
15 ingredients
12 servings
Pumpkin bars are a fantastic fall treat! Pumpkins are everywhere so why not use your pie pumpkin, Fairytale Pumpkin or Jarradale Pumpkin for making these delicious bars? Do as I did and let my boys paint pie pumpkins, we enjoyed them as decorations for a few days and then made bars. Most kids think pumpkins are just for decorations so this is a great way of teaching them that they are food too. Since I have been cooking and baking a lot with pumpkins, my boys told me that I couldn’t use their jack-o-lantern pumpkins to cook or bake with! No problem boys – they aren’t good for eating, just making pumpkins seeds! Of course you can always substitute canned pumpkin when making pumpkin bars. However, do try it. Your baked goods will have a fresher, more robust pumpkin flavor that even our cat Bruce was curious enough to creep up to sneak a taste!

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Serving Size (54.74 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 196.53 Calories from Fat 4.41
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.49g 9.03%
Saturated Fat 0.21g 12.42%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.95mg 3.8%
Sodium 294.49mg 147.25%
Total Carbohydrate 46.57g 186.28%
Dietary Fiber 0.8 g 38.24%
Sugars 30.01 g %
Protein 2.21g 53.05%
Vitamin A 10.26IU% Vitamin C 0.02mg%
Calcium 54.1mg% Iron 1.1mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
bars, blended, small, butter at room temperature, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, dash of salt, package of cream cheese, a, butter at room temperature