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Overhead view of pumpkin cream cheese bars on a wooden board.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 24 Squares 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Pumpkin cream cheese bars are an easy dessert that’s big on fall flavor! Every bite is filled with festive spices and sweet cream cheese swirls.


Ingredients

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  • 1 (8- ounce) block 1/3 less fat cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons, plus 3/4 cup water, divided
  • 1 (16 oz) package Angel Food Cake Mix
  • 1 (15 oz) can of pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat a 9×13 pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment combine cream cheese, powdered sugar and 3 tablespoons of water, mixing on medium high for 1-2 minutes until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine box of dry cake mix, pumpkin, remaining 3/4 cup water, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Stir until smooth and combined.
  4. Spread pumpkin mixture into your prepared pan.
  5. Drizzle your cream cheese on top of the pumpkin mixture and swirl it in with a butter knife.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes until center is set and toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Cool completely and cut into squares.


Notes

  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Refrigerate if desired

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Bar
  • Calories: 172
  • Sugar: 18.4 g
  • Sodium: 258.6 mg
  • Fat: 2.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.2 g
  • Protein: 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.3 mg

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