Starbucks fall flavors and any type of pumpkin pastry or dessert. So when Starbucks approached me to do a giveaway I was thrilled and knew my readers would be, too.Every fall I look forward to many things, but at the top of my list is
Last weekend I made my mom's pumpkin bars and paired them with a hot mug of Starbucks Breakfast Blend coffee. These pumpkin bars are the best, the recipe is written on a worn, old recipe card dating back to the early 80's. Those recipes of my mom's are always the best kind.
The Starbucks giveaway includes four flavors (12 oz bags); Italian, Breakfast, French and House. It also includes 2 boxes of VIA instant coffee (now shown) and a Starbucks mug (value approximately $75).
Want to win? Here's how to enter:
- Comment on this post and let me know what your favorite Starbucks drink is during the fall and what you love to pair it with (e.g. the Pumpkin Spice Latte with a big chocolate chip cookie). Or maybe you live in Florida and can still drink iced coffee. I don't even use the word "iced" anything until the summer months are upon us in MN again.
- For a second chance to win, "like" Eat Drink Pretty on Facebook.
- Make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry you make.
- US residents eligible only, the giveaway will close on Wednesday, October 26 at 11:59pm CT. The winner will be announced Thursday.
Don't forget to check out this delicious pumpkin bar recipe. Yes, that does say 1 cup of oil. It's a lot of oil....but also makes a ton of bars that are super moist and amazing. These received a ton of compliments and I would make them again. And again. And again.
Pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 can pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cream cheese frosting
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3/4 stick of butter, at room temperature
4 ounces of cream cheese, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or grease a cookie sheet.
Combine all the ingredients for the bars and blend well with a hand mixer. Pour into the cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Let cool.
Combine all the ingredients for the frosting and spread onto the bars.