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Spiced Pumpkin Bars

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

32 bars

These bars are moist, with bold pumpkin and spice flavors. When I want to lower the cholesterol, I use egg whites in place of the eggs.—Richard Case, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Spiced Pumpkin Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, pumpkin and applesauce. Stir into the dry ingredients.
  2. Spread into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack before cutting. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 bar: 88 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 131mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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