Sunday, October 31, 2010

Seasonal Sunday

Oh fall how I have a love hate relationship with you. I love all the colors and leaves and pumpkins, but I do not like it cold. And here in NEW it is only going to get colder. And then colder. I don't think we'll see these temperatures again until March or April. So to drown my sorrows I eat Pumpkin Bars. ;)

Grandma's Pumpkin Bars (a family recipe)

Go get it:

4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
15oz can pumpkin (I prefer fresh, but have used canned)
2 cups flour
2 tsp b.powder, 1 tsp soda, 3/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp cloves, 1/2 tsp nutmeg (Pumpkin Pie Spice can work in a pinch!)
1/2 cup to 1 cup nuts (optional)
1 bag dark chocolate chips (Who says you can't add a WHOLE bag?! LOL. Semi sweet or milk works too.)


3 oz cream cheese
3/4 stick room temperature butter ( may use margarine)
3 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 T milk
Go make it:

1. Mix 1st four ingredients well and add dry ingredients.

2. Fold in nuts and chocolate chips

3. Pour into greased jelly roll pan or for thicker bars a 9 x 13 pan. Bake approx 25 to 30 minutes. Cool then frost.

See how long these last at your house. Bring them to work. Let me know how many people ask you for this recipe. Please feel free to share with all due credit. Grandma would love to know that her bars are well liked.