Pumpkin Raisin Bars

What You Need

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 cup oil
4 eggs
1 (15 oz.) can (2 cups) pumpkin
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup raisins

Frosting

1/3 cup butter, softened
1 (3-ounce package) cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Here's How

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease 15x10x1 Baking pan.* In a large mixing bowl, combine all bar ingredients except nuts and raisins; beat at low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Stir in nuts and raisins.

Pour into greased pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

In a small bowl, combine all frosting ingredients; beat until smooth. Frost cooled bars. Store in refrigerator. Makes 48 bars.

*To make Pumpkin Raisin Cake, use 13x9 inch pan and bake 40 to 50 minutes.


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