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Ingredients

1 cup cooking oil
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 can (2 cups) pumpkin
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups flour
1 cup nuts
FROSTING:
1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese
6 tablespoons margarine
1 teaspoon cream or milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Dash of salt
Powdered sugar

Instructions

Beat oil, sugar and eggs until creamy. Then add pumpkin, cinnamon, salt, soda, baking powder, flour and nuts. Bake 20-25 minutes in an oven preheated to 350 F. degrees. Mix together all frosting ingredients. Frost bars when cool.

Jan Fleetwood
Davenport



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