Our family is obsessed with these decadent Pumpkin Bars that melt in your mouth! They are the perfect balance of pumpkin, spice and chocolate! It seems we make these for every holiday from October through December not to mention every time we get the craving! They are super easy with very few ingredients and serve a crowd! The perfect holiday party dessert! This month Mandi asked me to make them for the Halloween party she was planning for the family. I barely pulled them out of the oven and she was ready to take pictures for she and her sisters blog (www.gardinersisters.com) so I had to frost them while still warm. She prefers them that way, though so the frosting melts a bit and the cake is still warm! Yum!!!
2 cups sugar
1 can 16 oz pumpkin
2 cups Bisquick (who would have thought?)
1/2 cup oil
2 tsp cinnamon
1-2 cups chocolate chips (the more the merrier!)
Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1 Tbsp milk (or a little more if needed)
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine sugar, pumpkin, Bisquick, oil, eggs and cinnamon in mixing bowl.
Pour into greased jelly-roll pan
In the meantime prepare the cream cheese frosting by combining the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and milk
Refrain from eating the bowl of frosting while the pumpkin bars are baking!!!
Remove from oven and let cool (unless you are like Mandi and like them warm and the frosting "gooey")
Mandi did a beautiful job with the Halloween spread! It was delicious!