Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Holiday Pumpkin Bars

From the Nov. 2003 newsletter:
found at www.healthyexchanges.com

Holiday Pumpkin Bars Nov. 2003 N/L

1 (15 oz) can Libby's solid pack pumpkin
1/4 cup Musselman's No sugar Added Applesauce
1/4 cup I Can't Believe It's Not
Butter Light Margarine
2 eggs of equivalent in egg substitute
2 1/2 cups Splenda Granular*
2 cups Bisquick Reduced Fat Baking Mix
1 1/2 tsp. Jo's pumpkin pie spice
or any pumpkin pie spice
1 cup seedless raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts*
2 (8 oz) pkg. Philadelphia fat free
cream cheese
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven 350 degrees.

Spray a 10 x 15" rimmed baking sheet with
butter flavored cooking spray. In a large bowl,
combine pumpkin, applesauce, margarine, eggs, and 2
cups Splenda. Add Bisquick and pumpkin pie
spice. Mix well to combine.

Fold in raisins and 1/4 cup walnuts. Spread
batter into prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 30 min. or until toothpick
inserted near center comes out clean.

Place baking sheet on a wire rack
and allow to cool completely.

In a med. bowl, stir cream cheese with a sturdy
spoon until soft. Add remaining 1/2 cup Splenda
and vanilla extract.

Mix well to combine.

Spread frosting evenly over cooled pumpkin mixture.
Finely chop remaining 1/4 cup walnuts and evenly sprinkle
over top.

Cut into 32 bars.

Serve 16 (2 each) Each serving equals:
HE 3/4 Pr. 2/3 Br, 2/3 Fa, 1/2 Fr, 1/4 Ve, 17 OC
177 Cal, 5g Fa, 7g Pr, 26g Ca, 358mg So, 112 mg Cl, 2g Fi.
Diabetic Exch. 1 St, 1 Fa, 1/2 Mt, 1/2 Fr

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