Monday, October 6

Punkin Bars

Bars, bars, bars! The perennial classic, the foundation of the Midwest potluck dessert line!

If you need to bake somethin up real quick for a Fall Bake Sale (there are like 10 of them goin on at my job this week, so I've got bake sales on the brain...), you can't go wrong with Punkin Bars.

(Sorry, I just can't think of anythin snarky to say about Punkin Bars because I actually find them to be quite delish. But there will be other, more sinister bars to come in the future - I won't let you down!)

2 c. sugar
1 c. salad oil (how bout vegetable or canola?)
4 eggs
2 c. flour
2 tsp. bakin powder
1 tsp. soda
1-1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 c. pumpkin

1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
3/4 stick oleo (yay! oleo! I love that word!)
1 tbsp. vanilla
3 c. powdered sugar

Oven temp: 350 degrees

Pan size: 11x17-inch jelly roll pan (who on earth makes jelly rolls anymore? I think they call em "bakin sheets" these days...)

How to:
Mix all together and pour into a greased 11x17-inch jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. (And THEN you frost them. Probably after they've cooled [of course, the recipe is sufficiently vague on this aspect, most likely because if you're dumb enough to frost your bars before you bake em, you shouldn't be allowed to play with the stove].)

1 comment:

Martha said...

My mother-in-law calls all margarines Oleo.