Don’t throw a Halloween party without these fun pumpkin bar edible mummies. With low fat and less sugar, you can maybe even eat two mummies!
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Do you have any fun plans for Halloween? Halloween has never been a holiday that I got overly excited about. It was fun as a kid, of course, but in my late teens and adulthood, it just isn’t really something that I love participating in. I really don’t know why! I do love handing out candy and seeing all the costumes though.
Now that I have kids, I’m beginning to be a little more excited about Halloween – because the kids are. We love to pick out costumes and go trick-or-treating with them. (Although, I’m not a big fan of all the candy!)
This year E wants to be a princess and N wants to be Spiderman. We have both of those costumes in our dress-up clothes so the kids are making it easy on me!
For a healthier Halloween treat, I love these fun little pumpkin bars. My kids are obsessed with these edible mummies. And guess what – they’re seriously simple to make. SO easy. An easy treat that will have your kids smiling – major win. For a Halloween sandwich, try these spider grilled cheese sandwiches.
As always, I try to make these a little more healthy for my family. Instead of oil, I use non-fat plain Greek yogurt. It keeps the bars super moist without adding any fat.
I swap out part of the sugar and use Monk Fruit In The Raw®. If you’ve never heard of Monk Fruit, you can find out more about it here. It’s a zero-calorie sweetener, so by using it in this recipe, you’re decreasing the calorie content significantly. It is available in a baker’s bag size (that’s what you’ll want for this recipe) as well as small packets that are perfect for coffee or tea.
NOTE: If you don’t have monk fruit sweetener, substitute regular sugar, 1:1 in this recipe.
Happy Halloween, everyone!
For the bars:
- 4 large eggs
- 1 ⅔ cups sugar
- 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
For the frosting:
- 8 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 teaspoons milk
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- candy eyes, for decorating
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 15 x10 -inch pan.
- Beat eggs, sugar, yogurt, pumpkin and vanilla until well blended.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, pumpkin spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add dry ingredients to pumpkin until well blended. Pour into prepared pan.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely before making frosting.
- In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, vanilla, milk, and powdered sugar. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth and combined. If you need to add more milk, you can add it in very small amounts but remember you want the frosting to be thick so it will hold its shape.
- Cut cooled bars into rectangles. I make one long cut down the pan the long way and then cut the other way until I have 18 bars.
- Using a piping bag and a piping tip with a long, thin opening (I used one similar to a Wilton 104), pipe small dots for the eyes (you can also use a toothpick for this), and place eyes on top of frosting. Then, work back and forth with the frosting to create a mummy effect. It doesn’t have to be perfect!
- If you prefer, simply make the pumpkin bars and frost them before cutting them into squares, if you don't want mummy bars.
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Husband’s take: He loves these bars too. The kids were the real fans though!
Changes I would make: None are necessary!
PS: Here are the edible eyes –you’ll definitely need those! Edible eyes are also available in most grocery stores in the cake decorating aisle.
Find out where to buy Monk Fruit In The Raw® here.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of In The Raw via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of In The Raw via RhythmOne. The opinions and text are all mine.