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Pumpkin Spice Bars

2 cups graham cracker crumbs
7 tablespoons melted butter
1 2/3 cups plus 1/4 cup sugar (divided)
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
1 can pumpkin puree (15 oz)
1 cup vegetable oil
1 can cream cheese frosting (16 oz)

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 15x11" pan with foil; set aside.

2. In a small bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs, butter and 1/4 cup of sugar until well combined. Spread mixture into prepared pan. Using a measuring cup with a flat bottom, smooth mixture to form an even crust.

3. Bake crust until fragrant, about 6 minutes; let cool completely.

4. In a medium bowl combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl beat eggs, remaining sugar, pumpkin puree and oil. Stir in flour mixture.

5. Using a rubber spatula spread pumpkin filling evenly over cooled crust in pan.

6. Bake until filling pulls away from pan, 25-30 minutes; let cool completely in pan.

7. Frost the top of the cooled bars with the cream cheese frosting. Cut into bars. Makes about 24 bars.

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