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Glazed Spiced Pumpkin Bars

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Pair the great taste of pumpkin with bran cereal in a spicy dessert bar.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 32

Ingredients

Bars

2
cups bran cereal shreds
1/2
cup canola or vegetable oil
1/2
cup orange juice
1
can (15 oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
2
eggs
1 1/2
cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2
cups granulated sugar
2
teaspoons baking powder
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
cup chopped walnuts

Glaze

1
cup powdered sugar
4
to 6 teaspoons orange juice

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray, or grease and flour 15x10x1-inch pan. Place cereal in resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag and crush with rolling pin or meat mallet (or crush in food processor).
  • 2 In large bowl, beat oil, 1/2 cup orange juice, the pumpkin and eggs on low speed with electric mixer until well blended. Stir in cereal; let stand 10 minutes.
  • 3 Beat in remaining bar ingredients except walnuts on low speed until well blended. Stir in walnuts. Spread evenly in pan.
  • 4 Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 5 In small bowl, mix powdered sugar and enough orange juice for desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle over cooled bars. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take:

  • Calories 160
  • Fat 6g
  • Saturated Fat 1/2g
  • Sodium 125mg

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
125mg
125%;
Total Carbohydrate
23g
23%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
14g
14%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

Pumpkins contain carotenoids, plant pigments that color them orange-yellow. Carotenoids are a form of vitamin A that help with vision.

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We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 12/18/2013. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
125mg
125%;
Total Carbohydrate
23g
23%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
14g
14%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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