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Name: Pumpkin Bars I
Key Ingredient: canned pumpkin
Preparation: bake
Cuisine: American
Source: The Best of Bisquick pg. 80
Food Group: cookies
Meals: dinner, snack, party
Courses: dessert
Temperature: room
Effort: easy
Prep. Time: :30
Elapsed Time: 1:00
Occasion: fall, Thanksgiving
Servings: 20

2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 (16 ounce) can pumpkin - approx. 2 cups
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups Bisquick baking mix
1/2 cup raisins
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar

Heat oven to 350F. Grease jelly roll pan, 15-1/2 x 10-1/2 x 1-inch. Beat sugar, oil, pumpkin and eggs in large bowl on medium speed, scraping bowl frequently, 1 minute. Stir in baking mix, raisins and cinnamon. Pour into pan. Bake until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes; cool. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting; sprinkle with chopped pecans if desired. Cut into bars, about 3 x 1-inch.

Cream Cheese Frosting:
Beat cream cheese, margarine, milk and vanilla until creamy. Stir in powdered sugar until smooth and of spreading consistency.

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