One thing I miss since being on WW is the seasonal goodies. For example, we didn't raid the candy aisle after Halloween, I haven't had one Pumpkin Pie Spice Latte from Caribou (it's not offered in sugar free) and I didn't have one pumpkin bar or apple crisp! Well, the lack of seasonal goodies is going to end right NOW! I got this recipe from Recipezaar.com, where I have found several WW friendly recipes since joining in July. It is delicious! I added a little cinnamon to the mix also. The house smelled so good after baking! I did make a cream cheese glaze frosting because pumpkin bars are not the same without a cream cheese frosting in my opinion! In one good sized piece I only had to sacrifice 3 points! Yay!
Pumpkin Spice Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
(source: Recipezaar and me for frosting)
1 pkg spice cake mix (I heart Duncan Hines)
15 oz can pumpkin
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup eggbeaters
1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together. Spray 11x17x3 1/4 jelly roll pan with cooking spray and spread dough in evenly. Bake for 20-25 minutes until done.
Cream Cheese Glaze
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
8 oz light cream cheese
a dash of cinnamon (about a tsp)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp skim milk
Mix all together for about 2 minutes with electric mixer. It isn't real thick but is an awesome glaze! Spread evenly over cooled bars. Keep bars refrigerated.
POINTS per bar with frosting: 3
POINTS per bar without frosting: 2