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Ingredients

4 eggs
1 2/3 cups sugar
1 cup oil
1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
Icing:
30 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups confectioners sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

Beat together eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, soda and salt. Gradually add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture. Mix well Pour into ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Cool. For icing, beat cream cheese, sugar, butter and vanilla in small bowl. Add enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Frost. Cut into 24 bars.

Nancy O'Mary, Rock Island




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