Last night I was frantically making a coffee cake for a morning meeting, and I knocked over a grocery bag full of stuff. I looked inside and found the seasonal ingredients (decorative pumpkin candies and Kraft caramels) for two of my favorite autumnal treats that I should have been making the for the last month at least! I’m not sure I’m going to get around to them this year, but I thought I should at least share the two yummy recipes with my friends. These Pumpkin bars are really easy, and always a huge hit. I like to serve them chilled. Tomorrow I’ll share the Caramel Brownies that are to die for when served warm from the oven.
2 C sugar
1/2 C vegetable oil
1 can (16 oz) pumpkin
4 eggs, beaten
2 C Bisquick All Purpose Baking Mix
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 C raisins (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Beat sugar, oil, pumpkin and eggs in large mixing bowl until well blended. Stir in baking mix, cinnamon and raisins. Pour into greased jelly roll pan and Bake until top springs back, about 25 minutes. Cool. Frost with cream cheese frosting, cut into bars and decorate with candy pumpkin. Refrigerate left over bars.
Cream cheese Frosting
1 small package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/3 C butter, softened
1 Tbl milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 C powdered sugar
Beat everything except the powdered sugar together until creamy. Add sugar and beat until smooth and of spreading consistancy.
Optional: You can also add 1/2 tsp of orange flavoring in addition to the vanilla.