Pumpkin Bars


1 pkg 2-layer-size spice cake mix
1/2 cup butter; melted
3 eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon orange peel; grated
1/2 cup pecans; chopped
1 dash of salt

Reserve 2/3 cup dry mix. In large bowl combine remaining cake mix, butter, and 1 of the eggs; mix well. Pat into well-greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 15 minutes.

Combine reserved cake mix, pumpkin, sugar, 2 eggs, peel and a dash of salt. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer 1 to 2 minutes. Pour over partially baked layer. Top with nuts. Bake at 350 degrees F. till set, 15 to 20
minutes. Cool; cut into bars. Refrigerate.

Source: Better Homes & Gardens Homemade Cookies Cookbook 1975

32 bars

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