Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Public Service Announcement: The Bestest Pumpkin Bars Ever!

Two weeks ago I discovered (I know.  I’m always late to the party).  I was looking for a pumpkin-something recipe and found these bars.  My life has not been the same.   
I’ve made them twice in two weeks, and when I told my mother that I was going to make them, again, she said, “Why?”

Uhm, why not?  I’m certain that my mother was concerned about how it might impact my recent anti-sugar campaign, to which I may or may not still be committed, but they are just too good not to make.  And eat.  And eat. And share.  And eat. Did I mention they’re made with pumpkin?  

When I posted about my pumpkin-bar quandary on Facebook, my friend Shel responded: 

Not only is pumpkin loaded with vitamin A and antioxidant carotenoids, particularly alpha and beta-carotenes, it’s a good source of vitamins C, K, and E, and lots of minerals, including magnesium, potassium, and iron. Half a cup of canned pumpkin has 6.5 grams of effective carbohydrate and 3.5 grams of fiber.

This recipe has 2 cups, count them—1, 2!—cups of pumpkin!  That’s practically a garden of pumpkin in cake-ish form!  It probably prevents cancer and stuff.  AND it’s festive.

So with Thanksgiving nearly a week away, I find myself morally obligated to share (because I don’t want to be fat alone, people!).  

(Pssst.  It’s best with cream cheese frosting.)  

You’re very welcome.


Evil Pixie said...

Lovin' the new blog header! I never quite managed to appreciate the taste of pumpkin. I love the smell, but the taste... I will pass on. However, it is definitely something my family would appreciate! :)

shauna said...

Pumpkin is one of those unusual tastes/textures. I don't like pumpkin pie at all, but I loved these bars. They were more carrot-cakey/banana bready than pumpkiny. I think I just created three new adjectives in this one comment!