Sunday, October 20, 2013
Glazed Spiced Pumpkin Bars
2 cups Fiber One® original bran cereal
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
1/2 cup orange juice
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup powdered sugar
4 to 6 teaspoons orange juice
1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking spray, or grease and flour pan. Place cereal in resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag and crush with rolling pin or meat mallet (or crush in food processor).
2 In large bowl, beat oil, 1/2 cup orange juice, the pumpkin and eggs with electric mixer on low speed until well blended. Stir in crushed cereal; let stand 10 minutes.
3 Beat in remaining bar ingredients except walnuts on low speed until well blended. Stir in walnuts. Spread evenly in pan.
4 Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
5 In small bowl, mix powdered sugar and enough of the 4 to 6 teaspoons orange juice for desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle over bars. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows.
Posted by Cheryl Croce Culver