Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pumpkin Cheese Cake Mix Bar Recipe

If you never try another bar dessert recipe again after these scrumptious ones, it won't surprise me, if your a pumpkin lover this will be the only one you'll ever make!  Taste like pumpkin pie,
 he said they're better, read on!

Crust
1 cake mix yellow, spice or white flavored
1 egg
1 teaspoon cinnamon omit if using spice cake
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Filling:
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
2 eggs
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon salt

Cream cheese frosting to drizzle over the top
1 cup chopped pecans ( you have two options, either add to the top of the frosting, or sprinkle on top while baking.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
 Line a brownie 14x 10  or jelly roll  pan with parchment paper or use a non-stick spray.
In a large mixing bowl, on low speed, combine cake mix, 1 egg, butter, and cinnamon until it form a dough, I used a flat beater with my electric mixer. Press onto bottom of prepared pan.
Using a  clean bowl and electric mixer, with the flat beater,  beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add in the sweetened condensed milk, remaining eggs, pumpkin,  spices, and salt mixing till evenly blended.
Pour over crust,  ( I sprinkle pecans just with half since not everyone likes nuts in my family).
Bake 35 to 40 minutes until the middle is set.
Cool, then chill in refrigerator. Cut into squares. Refrigerate leftovers. Drizzle frosting just before serving. 


 Sprinkle with nuts if desired.
My husbands newest favorite dessert, bar none!  He took one bite and said these are fabulous hide them!  (smile)

30 comments:

Federica said...

What a wonderful idea :) I'm not surprised that your husband fell in love with these bars. I love them too, so spicy and delicious ^__^ Bye, have a great day

Tina said...

Pumpkin cheesecake is an awesome dessert, but with a small family it just isn't in the cards so these bars are perfect.
I love the way you topped these-that drizzle and the pecan really hooks you-I want one-yum!
Thanks for sharing this one-we can all appreciate a tasty treat that does not require hours in the kitchen!

Belinda @zomppa said...

Wouldn't mind trying this myself....

Lizzy said...

What a delicious twist on my family's favorite gooey bars...YUM!

Curt said...

Mmmm, I love cream cheese. Especially if it's got a pecan on top!

Greg said...

I was going to make a joke walking into a pumpkin bar, but I couldn't decide which punch line to use the one about the place being to seedy, the one about the pumpkins get lit or the one about the pumpkins getting faced. Instead I decided to just squash the whole idea. Any way these sound awesome!

chelvi said...

This looks delicious and I must try this. Your photos are awesome!

Gera@SweetsFoodsBlog said...

Incredible this bar Claudia! The frosting and the pecan are perfect :)

Cheers,

Gera

Reeni said...

I can see why he loves them! They look completely irresistible!

5 Star Foodie said...

Those cheesecakes bars look super scrumptious, love the drizzled frosting, yum!

Parsley Sage said...

Lovely! Loving the drizzle and pretty much all things pumpkin! Buzzed :)

healthyfoodietravels said...

These look delectable! Pumpkin cheesecake is so good!

Cookin' Cowgirl said...

Wow! These are so creative. I just made cake batter cookies, but have never had cake batter cheese cake. And I LOVE anything with pumpkin. This would be wonderful. BUZZ!

PS I'm having my first ever giveaway today. Come check it out! :)

Elisabeth said...

Using cake mixes sure makes life easier. Love the creativity of this droolworthy delicious pumpkin bar...so ooey, gooey yummylicious!
The drizzle is an added treat!

Stephanie said...

Pumpkin and cheesecake. Two of my favorite things!! These bars look so yummy!

Claudia said...

Your husband has good taste! What sweet delectables they will be to have out on Halloween and Thanksgiving. And thank-you for finding ease - I need ease in my life!

Erin said...

Pumpkin cheesecake, I think I would like these! Cheesecake isn't my favorite, but I love pumpkin everything!

Kalyan said...

looks so easy to prepare and delicious...lovely mouthwatering dish!

Catherine said...

Dear Claudia, These sound wonderful. Your pictures are beautiful. Have a great weekend. It looks like here on Long Island we are in for a good soaking!! Blessings, Your friend, Catherine xo

Kate@Diethood said...

Delicious and festive!

Amalia said...

Wow, these look amazing! I would hide them too! :)

janet@cupcakestocaviar said...

Oh wow, these look good! I look forward all year to a slice or fifty of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. But with these, I can make them whenever because hey, they're cookies right?! YAY!!

Peggy said...

These sounds like such a wonderful fall treat Claudia!

createwithmom said...

these bars looks wonderful

Ally said...

These really do look like the best ever pumpkin cheesecake bars!
xo
http://allykayler.blogspot.com

Adele Forbes said...

Drooling.....

Diane {Created by Diane} said...

looks great!

Shia said...

This looks so YUMMY! Can you tell I love desserts?!? Thank you so much for adding me to your blog roll. We need to get together soon.

♥ Shia

Spicie Foodie said...

Hi Claudia,
As a pumpkin lover I know these would become an instant favorite. Definitely going to try out your recipe. Thanks for sharing & being part of the YBR :)

CutiesCookiesCupcakesandCards said...

Thanks for the recipe! These are delicious! I've made them for friends and passed your recipe along. We all love them!
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