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Christmas Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars Feature

It’s a dull grey day outside today, and my kitchen was in desperate need of being warmed up.  I had a Betty Crocker Pumpkin Spice Bars mix that I wanted to use up, and the situation seemed to call for it.

I wanted to dress up the pre-packaged mix though, and give it my own spin.  And so, Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars were born!

These bars are dense and sweet and tangy, and would be perfect with a hot cup of tea.  Word  to the wise though – cut them in smaller squares, not triangles like I did.  The calorie count threw me for a loop!  Still worth every last bite, however ;-).

Christmas Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Christmas Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Ingredients

  • Pumpkin Spice Bars Mix
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon)

Instructions

  1. Mix cream cheese, sugar, egg, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice in a bowl. Blend until smooth.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix Pumpkin Spice Bars Mix according to directions.
  3. Press half of mixture into a greased cake pan.
  4. Pour cream cheese mixture over top and spread to cover evenly.
  5. Place flattened chunks of remaining bar mix on the top, covering most of the cream cheese mixture.
  6. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes or until set.
  7. Garnish with green pumpkin seeds and caramel sauce if desired.
  8. Enjoy!
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Megan is a WAHM to 3 (and then some) kids, who spends the majority of her time working as an Administrative Assistant, blogging and washing dishes. She loves to write about her adventures in parenting, running a home daycare, adoption and whatever else strikes her fancy!

18 Comments

  1. Alli

    Cream cheese makes everything better in my humble opinion. I love how you took a basic mix and made it even better. Yep, this would be perfect with my morning coffee.
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  2. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    Thes look so delicious! My husband loves cheesecake, so I think he will absolutely love this recipe!!
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  3. Shell

    Everything about this looks so good. I love the addition of the pumpkin seeds. Great recipe!
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  4. Vera Sweeney

    These sound like the perfect holiday desert!! I never thought to do pumpkin bars with cheese cake like this sounds heavenly!
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  5. Lisa

    Yum. I love cheesecake anything and these look amazing. The pumpkin makes it perfect for anytime in the fall.
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  6. Angelic Sinova

    Those Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars look so yummy! Ironically, I’m not a big pumpkin or cheesecake fan but these look so darn tasty I might just have to try this recipe for myself <3
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  7. aaronica (the crunchy mommy)

    oh these look delicious!!!! i looooooove a good bar!
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  8. Franc Ramon

    The pumpkin cheesecake bars looks so delicious. It would be a really excellent snack.
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  9. Rosey

    Oh boy those do sound amazing. I’d love to try those here too.

  10. Terri Ramsey Beavers

    What a tasty looking recipe. I use pumpkin a lot in my recipes but I can’t recall ever using it this way. I imagine the pumpkin and cheesecake combo would be so delicious.
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  11. Shobha George

    These look delish! I will have to try to make some, I’ve never had pumpkin and cheesecake together before 🙂
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  12. Wendy

    Fall is my favorite time of year and pumpkin is my favorite fall flavor. Will definitely be making these!

  13. Rebecca Swenor

    These Christmas pumpkin cheesecake bars sound like something my family would so love. They would indeed be a great change for dessert too. Thanks for sharing recipe.

  14. Michele D

    Wow! That dessert looks so yummy! Would love to try this out! We love all cheesecakes in this family.

  15. Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy

    I make pumpkin cheesecake cupcakes, but I’ve never made bars. These look absolutely scrumptiious!
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  16. lisa @bitesforbabies

    THese seriously sound heavenly! Too bad I can’t eat cheese…but I can make these for the kids 😉
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  17. Kiwi

    This looks like an awesome holiday treat. I would love to try it!
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  18. Wildish Jess

    I’m not a fan of pumpkin but I absolutely love cheesecake!

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