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Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

The perfect fall dessert! Make these simple Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

There is a chill in the air, and to be honest the coziness of having something tasty in the oven is just comforting.   I love pumpkin desserts and this one is no exception.  I love going through my stockpile and seeing what I have ingredients for and tossing something together that makes the family smile, and makes the house smell like a bakery.

These Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars have a unique taste that is so amazing!  The creamy pumpkin taste reminds me of a pumpkin pie, but the chocolate really makes it decadent!  You have to try these.

Don’t forget to try these other pumpkin recipes too!

Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Print Recipe
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:40 mins
Total Time:55 mins

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 20 chocolate wafer cookies half a 9-ounce package
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter meltedFor the Filling
  • 2 packages bar cream cheese 8 ounces each
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin puree
  • 3 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin-pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil, leaving an overhang on all sides. Set aside.
  • In a food processor, blend cookies until finely ground (you should have about 1 cup crumbs); add butter, and pulse until moistened.
  • Transfer crumb mixture to prepared pan, and press gently into bottom. Bake about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • Place cream cheese in food processor; blend until smooth. Add sugar, pumpkin puree, eggs, flour, pumpkin-pie spice, and salt; process until combined. Set aside.
  • Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave in 30-second increments, stirring between each, until melted. Add 1 cup pumpkin mixture; stir to combine. Set aside.
  • Pour remaining pumpkin mixture into prepared pan. Drop dollops of chocolate mixture onto pumpkin mixture; swirl with a knife. Bake until cheesecake is set but jiggles slightly when gently shaken, 40 to 50 minutes.
  • Cool in pan. Cover; chill until firm, at least 2 hours (and up to 2 days). Transfer cake to work surface. With a knife dipped in water, cut into 16 squares. Serve.

Notes

Gluten Free: You can use gluten free chocolate cookies, and rice flour in the filling to make this gluten free.
Servings: 16
Author: Amanda @ AFewShortCuts.com

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Place the oreos, and melted butter in the food processor and pulse until crumbs.  Press into a lined 8×8 baking dish and bake for 10 minutes.

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In food processor mix 2- 8oz packages of cream cheese and one cup of pumpkin puree.  Once mix blend  in 1 cup of sugar, 3 eggs, and 3 tbsp of flour.  Pulse until mixed.

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In a small microwave safe bowl melt 1 cup of chocolate chips in the microwave.  Start it at 30 seconds and stir.  Continue until melted.  Mix together 1 cup of the pumpkin cheese mix with the chocolate.  Stir together and sit aside.

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Pour pumpkin mix ontop of cookie crust.

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Spoon chocolate mixture onto pumpkin mixture.

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Use a knife to swirl.

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Bake at 350 for Bake until cheesecake is set but jiggles slightly when gently shaken, 40 to 50 minutes.

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Cool in pan. Cover; chill until firm, at least 2 hours (and up to 2 days). Transfer cake to work surface. With a knife dipped in water, cut into 16 squares…or less. 😉  Serve.pumpkin chocolate 038

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7 Comments

  1. I went to 3 stores to get the chocolate wafer cookies. I couldn’t find them. I used the premade Oreo pie tins. What section of the stores did you find them? The round pie tins took 30 minutes. I haven’t tried them yet, but they are not jiggley. Next time I would maybe do 20 minutes in the pie tins.

  2. Thanks for sharing! My hubby was asking for a pumpkin pie…but I decided to try this instead and he LOVE it! Thanks so much for sharing this tasty recipe with us

  3. I used chocolate graham crackers and they were AMAZING!

    also..need to make sure cream cheese is at room temperature and mixed well with pumpkin..or you will get cream cheese white bits in the end product…

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