Kim Strickland's recipe for Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Icing

Kim Strickland's recipe for Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Icing

Kim Strickland, one of my best friends, now lives in Alabama but is a Paxton native. When I put out a call for both pumpkin-y and Thanksgiving recipes, she sent me this one. She said it's amazing.


Pumpkin Bars
2 cups pumpkin
1 cup oil
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 teaspoons cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 cup pecans

Mix first four ingredients well, and add remaining ingredients.
Spread on a cookie sheet and bake 20 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool, then top with cream cheese icing.

Heaping Harvest of RecipesCream Cheese Icing
8 oz cream cheese (Kim uses the kind with 1/3 less fat)
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 cup margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pound powdered sugar

Mix well and spread on pumpkin bars.

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elippitz wrote on November 13, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Yummmy! I vote that Meg makes a batch of these and brings them in for us to sample! Who's with me?