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Ingredients

2 cups flour
2 teaspoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 cups sugar
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 can (16 ounces) canned pumpkin

Frosting:
1-3 ounce package Philadelphia cream cheese
6 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon milk

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Mix until well blended. Pour into large greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Frosting: Mix frosting ingredients together and frost bars when cooled to room temperature.

Donna Whiting
East Moline



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