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Pumpkin Bars Recipe

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This recipe for Pumpkin Bars, by , is from The Morrill Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

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Added: Monday, October 22, 2007


2 c. sugar
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 can (16 oz.) pumpkin
4 eggs, beaten
2 c. Bisquick baking mix
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 c. raisins
Cream Cheese Frosting (below)

Beat cream cheese, margarine, milk and vanilla until creamy. stir in powdered sugar until smooth.

Heat oven to 350. Grease jelly roll pan, 15 x 10 1/2 x 1-inch. Beat sugar, oil, pumpkin and eggs in large mixer bowl on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, 1 minutes. Stir in baking mix, cinnamon and raisins. Pour into pan. Bake until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes; cool. Frost with cream Cheese Frosting. Cut into bars, about 3x1-inch. Refrigerate any remaining bars.

Make 50 bars.

1 pkg. (3 oz.) cream cheese
1/3 c. margarine or butter, softened
1 T. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. powdered sugar




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