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Halloween Pumpkin Bars

My family loves the warm pumpkin fragrance that wafts through our kitchen on cool fall afternoons when I make these bars. Jack-o'-lantern faces only add to the festive fall flavor. —Karla Johnson, East Helena, Montana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    35 bars

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups pumpkin pie filling
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 can (16 ounces) cream cheese frosting
  • Yellow and red food coloring
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • Candy corn and additional milk chocolate chips

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat pumpkin, sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to pumpkin mixture and mix well. Stir in pecans.
  • Pour into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Tint frosting orange with yellow and red food coloring. Frost bars; cut into 35 squares.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Transfer to a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of the bag. Decorate as desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 bar: 243 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 151mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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