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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Coffee Hour Pumpkin Bars & Another Big One!

Morning everyone!
It's a bright and sunny, but cool, morning here in the Finger Lakes region of New York State!  Sure was chilly last night...so much so that I did it.....yup....I turned on the furnace to take the chill off inside!

This past weekend when we had a house full of company, I made these Pumpkin Bars.  They are quick and easy and calorie free (okay...maybe not calorie free).   I got the recipe from a gal at church who made them every Fall for our Sunday coffee hours.   They are moist and delish!

Coffee Hour Pumpkin Bars

Bars:
4 eggs
1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
1 cup vegetable oil (I used canola)
15-ounce can pumpkin
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
Icing:
8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
 Combine the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda.  Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and mix at low speed until thoroughly combined and the batter is smooth.  Spread the batter into a greased sided cookie sheet pan (jelly roll pan). Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting.

To make the icing:
Combine the cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl and beat until smooth. Add the sugar slowly until combined.  Mix in the vanilla and spread on cooled pumpkin bars.  Store them in the fridge.

Enjoy!


Remember yesterday when I was showing you the big egg from this past weekend, well.....went out after I made my post to collect the eggs and this HUGE one was waiting!  It's even bigger than the last.  I'm not sure which hen is laying these ostrich eggs...perhaps it's the one that walks kinda funny - OUCH!
Normal size egg on the left
Have a great day!

10 comments:

  1. Wendy the pumpkin bars look divine and yummy. As for the hen that gave you that lovely big egg....I hope she's okay....LOL...because that looks like that hurt. :0)

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  2. LOL at the chicken walking funny. :P
    Thanks for the recipe - I love pumpkin. :)

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  3. Those pumpkin bars look soooo good!
    Now that is one BIG egg!

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  4. Hello Wendy, ooch is right, my goodness that is one big egg. Thos pumpkin bars look yummy, thanks for sharing. Blessings Francine.

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  5. Oooohhh.... YUM! I LOVE pumpkin bars....I have several recipes - each slightly different....gonna have to give this one a try. TFS! (Funny, I was just thinking I had seen any updates from the Crow's Crusty Loaf lately.... ;o)) And....ohhh....poor, poor, chicky.... Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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  6. Hi Wendy,
    Those pumpkin bars look so YUMMY!
    Thank you for posting the recipe,when
    I start to feel better I am going to make them!

    The HUGE egg is too FUNNY!
    The poor chicken that had to pass that egg....OUCH!,LOL

    Hugs to you my friend,
    Tricia XO

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  7. Giggles... poor chick! Pinned the recipe will have to try it soon.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  8. Those pumpkin bars look wonderful. Oh my gosh that is a huge egg!! The poor hen.
    I wonder how many yolks are in it? Have you cracked it open? I would love to hear when you do, what kind of chickens do you have?

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  9. HAHAHAHA!! That poor chicken! Thanks for the recipe! I think my family will like this one! We're sill running our AC and Fans! Cooler weather won't be here for us until October starts rolling in :/
    }}Hugs{{
    Vicky

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  10. Thanks for the recipe! I'm going to try these...they sound yummy! :0)

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