Pumpkin Bars

Eva Neufeld

  • 1 ¼ c. all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ c. margarine or butter
  • ¾ c. granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. ground cloves
  • ¾ canned pumpkin
  • ¼ c. chopped walnuts

Combine flour, soda, salt and spices. In separate bowl, beat margarine 30 seconds; add sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, pumpkin and vanilla, beating well. Add dry ingredients; beat until blended. Spread batter in greased 8x8x2” baking pan. Bake in 375 degree oven 20 to 25 mins. Cool on wire rack.

If frosting is desired, make Cream Cheese Icing:
Beat half a 3-ounce package of cream cheese and ¼ c. butter until well blended. Stir in ½ tsp. vanilla. Add 1 c. sifted icing sugar, beating until smooth. Frost. Slice into bars.

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