Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting (4 pts with frosting)

I’ve decided to experiment with pumpkin this year. I’ve never baked with pumpkin before other than pumpkin pie. I’ve been wanting to jump on the pumpkin bandwagon and try something out. For my first adventure into baking with pumpkin, I thought I’d go with a simple WW recipe to make some pumpkin bars.

These bars are great and so low in calories and fat. They were definitely better the second day after sitting in the fridge for a while. Hubby absolutely loves cream cheese frosting and doesn’t think the bars would cut it without the frosting, but you could definitely save some calories by eating the bars without the frosting.

Pumpkin bars – 2 pts1 box Spice cake mix
1 can pumpkin
1 egg – I used ¼ cup Egg Beaters

Preheat oven at 325. Mix all ingredients. I added the egg because the dough was just too dry without it.

Grease a 11×17 pan and pour batter into pan.

Bake for 25-35 minutes until bars pull away from edges of pan. Cool completely prior to frosting.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting – adapted from Allrecipes.com – 2 pts1 8 oz tub Cream Cheese at room temp – I used Tofutti Better than Cream Cheese
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter at room temp
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup powdered sugar

Cream together cream cheese and butter. Add vanilla and cinnamon. Add sugar and beat until desired consistency.

Nutritional Information (please double check with your ingredients and serving sizes – I use this recipe calculator)

1 bar (2″x2″): 78.4 Calories, 1.3 g Fat, 0.0 mg Cholesterol, 116.3 mg Sodium, 6.9 mg Potassium, 15.5 g Carbs, 0.6 g Dietary Fiber, 8.5 g Sugar, 0.6 g Protein WW POINTS = 2

frosting for 1 bar: 51.8 Calories, 2.8 g Fat, 4.0 mg Cholesterol, 43.8 mg Sodium, 0.2 mg Potassium, 6.4 g Carbs, 0.0 g Dietary Fiber, 4.5 g Sugar, 0.3 g Protein

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5 Responses to “Shrimp Scampi with Mushrooms and Asparagus recipe”

  1. #
    CB — April 30, 2008 at 2:04 am

    I am totally drooling. I lurve pasta and shrimp! I am starring this to make for dinner soon. Yum!

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    Katie — April 30, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    YUM! That a GREAT idea to add the mushrooms and asapargus! We are going to have to try this!

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    Tempered Woman — May 2, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    I covet mushroom and asparagus recipes. I’m the only one in my family who will eat them- le sigh.
    This looks really good and I love pasta and shrimp too, I so could have helped you polish this off.

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    Nina — May 6, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Looks good! Thanks for entering VTV!

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