Pumpkin Bars

Sunday, October 17, 2010
Let Pumpkin Week officially start here at Sherry Starts Cooking!

I have already professed my love for the blog
Cassie Craves, but let me do it again! Cassie not only has some of the best and easiest dinner ideas, but some really great desserts. And when I saw the title of the recipe was "The Best Pumpkin Bars Ever", I knew she had to be telling the truth.

We have a tried and tested pumpkin bar recipe in our family, but I've honestly never liked it. They were always very gooey and too dense. I was never blown away by the cream cheese frosting either. When I saw this recipe described as "light and fluffy, but moist", I knew that's what I wanted. And that's what I got! They are the perfect ratio of li
ght and fluffy to moist. I could not stop eating these!

I made this recipe wile watching "The Shining" with my mom. Anyone ever see it? I came in near the end, like where the wife reads "All wo
rk and no play makes Jack a dull boy". A pretty good spot to jump in, I'd say. One of my favorite things about Halloween time is scary movies. I haven't watched many yet, but I'd really like to. I am a HUGE fan of the Scream movies. I What You Did Last Summer. I recommend that movie as well.

What are some of your favorite scary movies?

Cassie's Best Pumpkin Bars Ever

Cassie Craves


For the bars:

4 large eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, melted
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

For the frosting:

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans (I didn't use these because then I knew my sister wouldn't try them, but I suggest it to you!)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a large mixing bowl of an electric mixer, beat the eggs well, add in the sugar and butter and mix well. Add the pumpkin and vanilla and mix. Add the flour and spices and mix well. Spread in a 9 x 13-inch greased pan.

3. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool.

4. To make frosting, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, vanilla and powdered sugar until just mixed. Stir in pecans. When the brownies are cool, frost. Cut into squares and serve.


  1. Helene said...:

    Your bars look heavenly. I love anything with pumpkin.

  1. Cassie said...:

    They really are perfect, aren't they?! I am SO GLAD you liked them, Sherry. I can't wait to see what you have coming up for the rest of Pumpkin Week!

  1. Ingrid said...:

    I've heard of that blog but haven't checked her out......I will. Thanks.

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