One woman's insight into her daily life and some 'adventures'.............cooking, collecting, travels etc. With a lil' bit of this and that...........

Monday, October 18, 2010

Killer Pumpkin Bars

I got this recipe off one of the Foodie boards I'm on and it came from a Foodie Friend 'ChefBeck'. Which she says that this recipe came from her Mom........

These bars are amazing, I no sooner bake them and then they are all gone, so delish. They also freeze beautifully. My daughter added some pumpkin candies for a decoration as we just had our Thanksgiving in Canada last week. They were all gobbled up.

Killer Pumpkin Bars

2 cups sugar

1 cup butter [2 sticks], room temp.

1 can [15 oz.] canned pumpkin

4 eggs, room temp.

2 cups flour

2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. each cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, ground cloves

1/2 tp. salt

Preheat oven to 350 deg. F.

Lightly grease a 15 x 10 1/2 x 1 pan.

Sift flour, baking soda, spices, and salt together; set aside.

Cream butter and sugar till smooth.

Add pumpkin and eggs; beat til' smooth.

Add dry ingredients and mix til' well combined.

Spread mixture into pan.

Bake for about 25 minutes, or til' cake springs back when touched or toothpick comes out clean.

Cool completely and frost.


3 oz. cream cheese, room temp.,
1 stick butter, room temp.,
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. orange zest [optional]
2 cups powdered sugar

Beat together till smooth.

Today I'm on; beautyandbedlam.com


  1. What great pics of "those" bars -- love your little pumpkins on top!

  2. So cute with the pumpkin toppers! Love these bars!!!

  3. You've been tagged, Erica. Answer these 8 questions in a new post, and tag 7 bloggers with your own questions (I'm having trouble coming up with 7 bloggers I know!!).

    My questions:
    1. Who taught you to cook?
    2. Do you prefer cooking or baking?
    3. What is your favorite meal to cook for company?
    4. Are there any foods you will not eat?
    5. Who is your favorite TV chef?
    6. What famous person/people would you love to dine with (dead or alive)?
    7. Was your favorite meal ever eaten at a restaurant or someone's home? Tell us about it.
    8. What dish are you still trying to master?

  4. Erica, I'm so glad you commented on my blog today (thank you by the way!) so I could visit yours. I always get so excited when I meet another Canadian food blogger. There doesn't seem to be a whole lot of us out there. Your bars look fantastic! I always love when bars are made in a 15 x 10 1/2 pan too as they're not quite so thick. And cream cheese frosting....mmmmm. These look absolutely scrumptious. And can I steal your "Canadian blogger" badge? :o)

  5. Hi. Nice to meet you. Thank you for your kind comments and for following. I'll have to try these; they sound delicious and remind me of a childhood treat.
    ~ Julie

  6. Delish,I could probable eat about 1/2 dozen.I am new follower,thanks for visiting LazyonLoblolly,and your sweet comment.I have been to Toronto twice,enjoyed this city and love Canada,CN tower is awesome.

  7. Thank you for your visit and comment. Looks very delicious.

  8. Becky's Pumpkin Bars are the bomb...we love them with the little pumpkins on top as well!
    I have a few bags waiting!
    Lovely Pics Erica!

  9. miam miam !! saw your message on "hunerli bayanlar'' and i follow your page now,great recipes,ill try,love from france :)

  10. they look so great.. if u enjoy with turkish food ,you can have a look ;

  11. These sound really good. I've been looking for a nice spicy pumpkin bar and judging from your recipe, it looks like my search might be over.

  12. I have made these Pumpkin Bars many times and they are fabulous. Loved the little candy pumpkins you decorated them with.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  13. Oh, I will be trying these for sure! So glad they aren't made with a cake mix, but from scratch!

  14. What a yummy recipe for using pumpkin! I will try these very soon.