Even if you didn’t plant your pumpkins when I mentioned it last July, (I didn’t either), you can still enjoy some good fall delights for the senses. Since tonight is Bible study, I’m in the mood to get things going early. So, go start a fire in the fireplace, crank up some good music, and plan your favorite fall dinner (maybe some chili or crock pot style red beans and rice) and finish that meal off with these treats. I’ll start you out with a good song. How about Peanut’s theme,“Linus and Lucy?” One benefit of this recipe is that it makes a lot, so there is enough to share with a friend or neighbor (or not—if you really like them!) Because of the pumpkin, it just seems so apropos for a cool October day. The one thing I can tell you is these taste more like cake than a bar, though, so don’t expect flat little chewy bars, but fluffy, cream cheese frosted cake. Without further ado, let’s start cooking:
2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
2 cups pumpkin (1 can)
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup nuts (I use walnuts)
Cream the oil, sugar, and eggs. Add pumpkin, cinnamon, salt, soda, and flour. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. (Make in a long bar pan.—I use a heavy cookie sheet.) Cool. Frost with recipe below.
2 cups powdered sugar
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
¾ stick butter (6 Tablespoons)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cream or milk
I missed you last night, Karen. I was looking into the balcony as I dialed your number, and I didn’t hear Peanuts, so maybe you weren’t there yet! Hopefully, soon.
The bars sound wonderful! I love pumpkin recipes. I use fresh pumpkin in my recipes. Anyone who doesn’t know how to cook one down it is easy, I’ll be happy to share. I love the lucy and linus theme. I like all the peanuts music. My friend has the peanuts theme song as a ringtone for me!! If that tells you anything about me. Unfortunately we don’t have the fireplace, but I can imagine. I love this time of year when thing are getting cooler and good smells are coming from the kitchen. Too bad right now my oven is not in working condition. Hopefully before the holidays, or all cooking will be done at my mothers. Love to you, my new friend, Karen
Great news about Clifford. I’ll keep praying! Thanks for the update Jean.
Annie, Love the recipe. I’m writing it down and plan to cook it when my father in law is here in a few weeks. And maybe for Thanksgiving.
Blessings in Christ–
Will make these for Dawn’s homecoming! She loves these bars!!!
And, it will be soon, now! Clifford got his chest tubes out today and he is doing soooooooo much better. He’s stretching his little lower body and smiling, and eating more from the bottle, and sleeping a deep sleep, which he hasn’t done since the surgery, oh and taking deeper breaths, not the shallow ones he was taking. Oh, Praise God for his grace and mercies! I can hardly wait for them to get home!
Thank you again, one and all, for your prayers!
Your song is great, today! Makes me want to get going! I love how you linked to the recipes… I think I will make my chicken chili today! Those pumpkin bars sound good! It’s a perfect day for a fire in the fireplace and get something cooking! Tonight is Bible study for you! I know you love it!
Have the best day, good friend!