Thursday, October 4, 2012

12 Weeks of Christmas Treats Blog Hop: "Southern Fried Bride's Frost on the Pumpkin Bars"

I cannot believe the holiday season is upon us! Where has this year gone? I am happy to be participating in Meal Planning Magic's "12 Weeks of Christmas Treats" blog hop. This week, I am sharing my take on the classic pumpkin bar.


"Southern Fried Bride's Frost on the Pumpkin Bars"

2 eggs

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup canola oil

1 cup canned pumpkin

1/2 teaspoon Rodelle pure vanilla extract

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
(or 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon ginger)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray and dusting of flour. In medium bowl, add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice. Stir until well-combined and set aside. In large mixing bowl, combine eggs, sugar, oil, pumpkin and vanilla extract. Mix at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture in thirds, mixing between each addition until all of mixture has been added. Pour batter evenly into pan. Bake 25-30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cut evenly into squares. Place wax paper underneath bars to frost with cinnamon glaze. Enjoy!

"Southern Fried Bride's Delightfully Cinnamon Glaze"

1/4 cup butter

2 cups powdered sugar

2 tablespoons milk

1/2 teaspoon Rodelle pure vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

In medium bowl, add powdered sugar. Add milk one tablespoon at a time and stir well. If smoother consistency is desired, add additional 1/2 tablespoon of milk. Add vanilla and stir well. Add cinnamon and stir well. With pumpkin bars placed with wax paper underneath, drizzle over each pumpkin bar, covering the top of bar completely. For best results, let glaze set 6 hours or overnight.


  1. oh my word that would go so good with a cup of coffee lol!

  2. These look delicious! I am always looking for new recipes for pumpkin this time of year-I'll have to try these!

  3. I will tryanything pumpkin - it makes the house smell so good!! Also checking in to see whose still out there and trying to clean up my reading list – stop by The Flavored Word when you get the chance 