Halloween Pumpkin Bars

“My family loves the warm pumpkin fragrance that wafts through our kitchen on cool fall afternoons when I make these bars. Jack-o’-lantern faces only add to the festive fall flavor.” —Karla Johnson, East Helena, Montana

Halloween Pumpkin BarsPhoto: Taste of Home
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
35bars 30minutes 20minutes + cooling
Servings Prep Time
35bars 30minutes
Cook Time
20minutes + cooling
Ingredients
Portions: bars
Units:
Ingredients
Portions: bars
Units:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat pumpkin, sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to pumpkin mixture and mix well. Stir in pecans.
  2. Pour into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. Tint frosting orange with yellow and red food colouring. Frost bars; cut into 35 squares.
  4. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Transfer to a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of the bag. Decorate as desired.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
1 bar: 243 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 151mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fibre), 2g protein.