Thursday, April 18, 2013

Pumpkin Cookie Bars

Pumpkin Cookie Bars

1 c. flour
1/2 c. quick oats
1/2 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 c. chopped nuts
1 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. melted butter
1 c. solid pack pumpkin
3/4 c. evaporated milk
1 slightly beaten egg
1/3 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. salt

Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, nuts and 1 tsp. cinnamon. Add butter; mix until crumbly.  Press into bottom of 13 x 9 inch pan. Bake in 350 oven for 20 to 25 minutes.  Remove from oven.  Reduce oven temperature to 325.
Combine remaining ingredients.  Pour over crust. Bake in 325 oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool completely.

Cream Cheese Topping

Beat together until fluffy: one 8-oz package of cream cheese, softened and 1/4 c. orange marmalade.  Spread over cooled bars. Garnish with crushed granola, chopped nuts or orange peel.

Cut into 32 bars and serve.

Adapted from Paula Deen

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