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pumpkin bars with brown sugar cream cheese frosting

pumpkin bars with cream cheese brown sugar frosting
It's fall-ish here and cool enough for the pumpkin spice cravings to have begun! i searched far and wide for the best pumpkin bar recipe.  it had to be very tender so it would melt-in-your-mouth. but also rich and warm with creamy and sweet frosting that would perfectly offset the spices. i combined several recipes, and then changed them all to include melted butter for the added flavor and texture that butter allows. nothing ever goes wrong with butter. it's like the perfect food. ha! the addition of brown sugar gives the frosting an extra depth of sweetness and the combination will blow your socks off.  this recipe makes plenty to share.  make the batch and invite over the neighbors! or take a plate to friends. i shared mine with the ladies at the office and they were in heaven. definitely gonna keep this one bookmarked for when the pumpkin spice cravings hit again.  and they will. 
ingredient list 
for bars 1 cup butter, melte…
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