Glazed Spiced Pumpkin Bars

Glazed Spiced Pumpkin Bars

Pair the great taste of pumpkin with bran cereal in a spicy dessert bar. 32 bars

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

2:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

32

bars

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
  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.
Makes 32 bars
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Pumpkin Power
Pumpkins contain carotenoids, plant pigments that color them orange-yellow. Carotenoids are a form of vitamin A that help with vision.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 160
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 6g
    • (Saturated Fat 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 125mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 23g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 14g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.