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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6 Responses to “Roasted Zucchini”

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    newlywed — August 4, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    One of my favorites! You read my mind…I made a spread with my roasted zucchini yesterday.

    Another thing I like to do when roasting zucchini is to slice it very thin, and then it comes out almost like a chip. I have eaten entire zucchinis on my own that way!

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    Katie — August 4, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    yum, yum, yummmm! Love roasting vegetables! If you aren’t in the mood to turn on the over; use your same exact recipe and throw them on the grill… but cut them long ways at about a 1/2 inch thick! It’s been my favorite way to eat them this summer! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!


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    Debbi Does Dinner Healthy — August 4, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    I wish I had more squash, I would make this tonight!! I’ll do it another day, thanks!

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    kcconfections — August 18, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Just thought I’d stop back in and thank you for sharing this idea… I’d never thought of roasting my zucchini before. I made it last night for dinner using three medium zucchini and my kids ate every single bit of it. They LOVED it! So thank you for giving me a new way to get them eating fresh veggies.

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    Rach — August 23, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Oh this was so good, and I just love the so simple factor!!! Thanks for sharing!

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