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Ingredients

4 eggs
1-2/3 cups sugar
1 cup oil
1 15-ounce can pumpkin
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
Icing:
3 ounces cream cheese softened
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

Beat eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin. Combine dry ingredients; add gradually to pumpkin mixture. Mix well. Pour into an ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely. Icing: Beat cream cheese, sugar, butter and vanilla in a small bowl. Add enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Frost bars and cut into squares.

Nancy O'Mary Rock Island



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