Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

pumpkin bars

Last week as I was grocery shopping, I grabbed 3 cans of pumpkin. I had originally planned to make a pumpkin bread, but after I saw this pin on Pinterest, the words cream cheese hit me and my mind was quickly changed! If you like pumpkin and cream cheese then these are for you!! I used this recipe with a few minor changes.


  • 8oz cream cheese
  • 1 1/4 cup of sugar divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350. Line 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

In a stand mixer, combine pumpkin, 1 cup sugar, 1 egg, and vegetable oil. Mix until combined. Stir in flour, spices, baking powder, and salt. Mix until combined. Pour into baking dish and spread to cover entire pan.

Using a hand mixer, combine cream cheese, 1 egg, vanilla, and 1/4 cup of sugar. Once smooth, add spoons of filling onto prepared pumpkin batter. Use the back of a spoon to smooth out. Add chopped pecans.

Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool and cut into squares.




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