Monday, October 31, 2016

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting


It's still so pretty out today, and therefore, it's a Halloween tea party on the patio.  My table covering is something I made several years ago, from a towel and quilt-as-you-go stockings.


Masked Mr.  Pumpkin Head is ready to host the Halloween tea party. 


I'm using my Royal Albert Duchess teacup today, and some Twinings pumpkin chai tea, which is perfect for the pumpkin bars.  



My indoor fairy garden is making an appearance outside for I've made it into a pumpkin patch.  Don't you love the Bakery fairy home?



yield: size depends on how small or large they are cutprint recipe

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

I have been making these bars for years!

INGREDIENTS:

Pumpkin Bars
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 (16 oz.) can pumpkin
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • about 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. For Bars: Cream butter and sugar together. Blend in pumpkin and eggs
  2. Mix remaining ingredients together and add to creamed mixture. Spread in a greased 10" x 15" pan or for a cake, into a 9" x 13" pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes, depending on the size of the pan. When Cooled frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.
  3. For Frosting: Blend cream cheese and butter well. Gradually add powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Add vanilla and blend well.
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I am sharing this with these lovely parties:
Tuesday Cuppa Tea 
 

Thank you for your visit!  xo



34 comments:

  1. Oh yum! Can't sleep so I made myself a cup of tea. Oh, how I wish I had one of these bars right now. Fun vignette, Kitty. Happy Halloween!

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  2. Pumpkin bars lovely.. I just noticed that I wasnt following you i dont know how it could be i thoight I did, hum. Well i re followed.. Love your Royal Albert teacup pretty... Happy Monday dear Kitty have a lovely new week with love Janice

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  3. The bars are so pretty, and I love the scarecrow too♥

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  4. ah it is so cute and adorable .
    loved the teacup it is marvelous .
    indoor garden is so beautiful

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  5. I see we've both been enjoying pumpkin Kitty! Your bars sound great, I know we'd all love them. Happy Halloween:@)

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  6. I love your sweet bakery fairy home and pumpkin patch Kitty! I'd love to pull up a chair next to Mr. Pumpkin Head and enjoy a pumpkin bar with cream cheese frosting! Happy Halloween :)

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  7. Hello Kitty, wow those pumpkin bars look so good. I love the cute mr. pumpkin head.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe at C&C with J&J.
    Happy Halloween.
    Julie

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  8. I adore pumpkin bars! Your little fairy garden is darling.

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  9. I love those stockings! So cute and the grand kiddos would love them. My mouth is watering with all of the treats and especially the pumpkin bars. Have a wonderful week ahead and Happy Halloween.

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  10. Hi Kitty, great pumpkins bar. They look so cute with the candy corn. Glad to see it's set up outside. Mr. pumpkin head is adorable. Happy Halloween to you. Looks like you have the Recipes Generator down.

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  11. Love your Halloween decor, Kitty. The little fairy garden is darling. I'm trying the pumpkin bars-I love cream cheese frosting. Yum! Happy Halloween,

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  12. Happy Halloween, Kitty! Tea is the perfect way to celebrate Fright Night (or any holiday for that matter!). I love your RA Duchess teacup. I was gifted the snack set a few years ago.

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  13. Love the candy corn on your pumpkin bars and your pumpkin man.

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  14. Hi Kitty,
    Yummy! I haven't made pumpkin bars in years. I love the cream cheese frosting! I did bake my first 3 loaves of pumpkin bread last Friday! Usually I would have made it 2 or 3 times by now....but the diet....:( Love your little tea party on the patio....the fairy garden/pumpkin patch is so cute! Mr Pumpkin head looks quite comfy sitting there with you! That table covering is adorable! Love all the fabric pieces together!Of course, the tea cup is so pretty. Enjoy the nice weather while you have it! It has cooled down here a lot but there is supposed to be a gradual warm up this week. Can't wait! Happy Halloween!
    xo
    Linda

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  15. Hi Kitty, what a fun setting for Halloween tea. Love your table covering and the teacup is gorgeous. Love Mr. pumpkin head. Too cute!! Thank you for sharing the pumpkin bars. They look so delicious. The kids have already started here. We get about 200 or more. Have fun tonight and see you again this week for the tea cup reveals. HugsπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒ

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  16. Looks like a fun and yummy party. Your tea cup is soooooo gorgeous!!
    Sandy xx

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  17. Oh, I love how your little fairies have a pumpkin patch! Too adorable. I had to buy a somewhat inferior pumpkin roll for dessert tonight -- still no kitchen -- your pumpkin bars look ever so much better! (Okay, I didn't have to buy it :)
    We are having a quiet Halloween, only 16 trick or treaters, and I think they're done. My husband says it's more candy for us, haha!
    Blessings to you, Deborah

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  18. I do like the fairy garden decked out for fall and the bakery door is perfect for your home. The pumpkin bars look delicious and the RA teacup a pretty selection for tea this week.

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  19. Hi Kitty, love your post today. Yes, that exchange is amazing. This is only the second time I have been in a exchange. I don't ever want to miss one again. So much fun. Love all your Halloween treats. Have a great week. Hugs, Martha

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  20. Oh, your bars look oh-so-good, sweet friend! I love just about anything pumpkin :)

    And your tea cup...what a beauty! Thank you for such a lovely post. Love to you!

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  21. I'm drooling right here, right now! :) These pumpkin bars look delicious and I'm sure they are. I will definitely be trying them! I love your tea cup, just gorgeous. Mr Pumpkin Head is a cutie! Your talents never cease to amaze me. I'm glad you shared all this fun with us!

    xo
    Pat

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  22. These looks so delicious, Kitty! Love your sweet autumn tea table with the scarecrow and the fairy garden with pumpkins :) Such a gorgeous tea-cup, too. Thank you for the recipe! Hugs xo Karen

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  23. Kitty, I am excited to try this recipe! I recently made pumpkin donuts and they were so delicious. I am craving more pumpkin! Thank you for sharing your recipe and tea with us!

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  24. Kitty... your little Halloween party looks like it was so much fun! Mr. Pumpkin Head is adorable and those pumpkin bars look amazing! Thanks for sharing your recipe and that teacup is stunning! Hugs to you and Happy November!♥

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  25. Sounds yummy! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  26. OOOOO - chai tea with your pumpkin bars sounds perfect! Love the candy corn on top too. Great recipe...great post...great Friend. =) Thanks for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck.

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  27. And all this time I thought you were the bakery fairy! That is so cute. Thank you for sharing and linking your delicious Pumpkin bars. I love your outdoor setting, teacup and table setting Kitty.

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  28. Mt Pumpkin head is sooo cool and those bars look delicious

    Mollyxxx

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  29. What a cute Halloween setting, Kitty! Your bars look so yummy and your teacup beautiful! I like the little scareacrow having tea with you!
    Blessings to you!
    Nancy

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  30. Kitty, how fun that it was such a pretty day that you could enjoy and outdoor tea. We have been having gorgeous weather here as well. We had a record number of trick or treaters because of it. Your runner is so cute and the pumpkin bars sound delicious! Anything with cream cheese frosting can't be bad, right? :) Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  31. Hi Kitty,
    We would just love your awesome Pumpkin Bars! Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

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  32. I have a similar recipe and it is so yummy! Cream cheese frosting....mmmm!! I love the idea of the candy corn on top of each piece.

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  33. I just made the pumpkin bars for a family gathering and they were a big hit! Thanks for sharing this recipe! Carol

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