We are almost done with our 31 Days of Halloween celebration... I, for one, am exhausted. Luckily, today's installment is for delicious Pumpkin Bars, which will help me regain my strength. At least, that's my excuse for eating half the pan. Ahem.
This is my mother's recipe and couldn't be any easier! Combine the following ingredients into a bowl and mix well:
1 cup oil
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 2/3 cup sugar
1 cup pumpkin
1 tsp salt
Pour it into a deep cookie sheet.
When they're cooled, mix the following with a mixer. Don't try to mix it by hand, it will just turn out lumpy... get your hand mixer out from that bottom cabinet and give it a whirl.
3 oz cream cheese
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 stick butter, melted
Pour it onto the cooled bars and spread it around. Try not to eat too much of it before this step.