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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fat Free Pumpkin Bars

I love pumpkin in just about anything...cookies, cake, waffles, muffins and pie...(I think that about covers it). It's a taste that always reminds me of fall and colder weather... BUT I don't wait for fall to arrive to make these pumpkin bars, I make them year round. Someone gave me this recipe in one of my Weight Watcher classes and I went directly home from there and whipped me up a batch. Being they are pumpkin and fat-free really gave me incentive to make them up QUICK. I was so excited to taste one that I cut and ate a piece right after I pulled them from the oven. I couldn't believe how moist and tasty they were...it only took one bite when I knew that I was hooked forever! I think for the first several months after getting this recipe, I made a batch of these every week. They are super easy to whip up and they will stay moist for days and days (as long as you keep them covered). They also freeze really well...I like to freeze them in individual sandwich bags and when I want a piece I just take one from the freezer, thaw it in the microwave and then eat it with a spoon...just because I can~ and because there's no fat in them, I don't even feel guilty about it.
Give them a try...and eat to your hearts content!

Easy Fat-Free Pumpkin Bars

2/3 c. cold water
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin
1 boxed Spice Cake Mix (any brand will work...I've tried them all)

Mix all ingredient together with a mixer. Stir until well blended and all the lumps are gone. Pour into a greased 9x13" pan. Cook at 350 for 25-27 minutes (don't over cook or it won't be as moist). Cool, cut and serve.

*Remember that every oven is different. I like to touch the top of my bars slightly, right in the center, at 25 minutes and if there is no give in the bars then I pull them out of the oven....if they still sink a little I let them cook a bit longer. If you can make a boxed cake...you can make these, they are so simple!!!!

*I usually make a double batch so that I have a pan for everyone to gobble up and then one for me to freeze in baggies to eat later....see- I'm always thinkin' ahead!

Happy Cooking~

1 comment:

  1. Yum-O!!! Definetly gonna try these! And fat-free?!?! lol