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easy pumpkin cheesecake bars

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a recipe by
marilyn ruguleiski
missoula, MT

I am always looking for easy desserts to make for our pot luck dinners at work. I created this recipe from ingredients I had on hand. My co-workers loved them.

★★★★★ 1
serves 12-16
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For easy pumpkin cheesecake bars

  • 1 pkg
    cake mix of your choice (i used a yellow cake mix)
  • 1 c
    butter, melted
  • 1 can
    pumpkin (small)
  • 1 can
    evaporated milk
  • 3 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 3
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese
  • 11/2 c
  • 4 oz
    mini cinnamon chips

How To Make easy pumpkin cheesecake bars

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350. Stir cake mix, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. cloves and 1 tsp. ginger together. Melt butter and add to dry mix. Take out about a third of the mixture (set aside) and form a crust with the rest in a 13 X 9" cake pan.
  • 2
    Follow the pumpkin pie directions on the can of pumpkin using the eggs, evaporated milk, 1 cup of sugar and the remaining spices. Pour the mixture in the cake pan.
  • 3
    Mix together the cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar until well blended. Drop chunks of cream cheese and chunks of the reserved cake mix in the pumpkin batter. Sprinkle the mini cinnamon chips over the whole thing. Bake for approximately 90 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean, Cool and cut into 12-16 bars.