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Pumpkin Pie for a Crowd: Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Bars with a Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust

By Brooke McLay |

The top of these tasty little bars is a bite of pure, pumpkin pie heaven.  Soft, spicy pumpkin is swirled with cream cheese for a truly classic Thanksgiving dessert flavor.  The crust of these easy-to-make bars is just as classic–it’s chocolate chip cookie dough and, when combined with the pumpking flavor, it’s splendid.  If you’ve been tasked with the difficult job of making a thanksgiving treat large enough to feed a crowd, you can’t go wrong with this unique combination of favorite flavors.  Better yet, this recipe is so simple to make, and yeilds about 15 servings. 

 Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Bars

  • 2 tubes of Nestle chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 7 eggs
  • 2 (8 oz.) blocks cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1) Press cookie dough into the botton of a lightly greased 9×11″ pan.

2) In a large bowl, beat together pumpkin puree, 1 1/2 cups sugar, spice, and 5 eggs until well mixed.  Plop the the spoonful over chocolate chop crust, leaving some room for the cream cheese mixture to touch small sections of the crust.

3) In a small bowl, beat together the 2 remaining eggs, 1/2 cup of sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla.  Drop spoonfuls of the mixture atop the pumpkin mixture.  Swirl the two mixtures together slightly with a knife.

4) Bake in an oven preheated to 400 degrees for 45-50 minutes, or until the center of the pie bars has set firmly.

5) Cool completely before cutting into squares.  Garnish with a sprinkling of mini chocolate chips, if desired.

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Brooke McLay

Brooke McLay is a recipe developer, food writer, food photographer, and cooking show host for Babble, General Mills, and Good Cook. You can find and follow her latest whims at Cheeky Kitchen. Read bio and latest posts → Read Brooke's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “Pumpkin Pie for a Crowd: Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Bars with a Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust

  1. [...] Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Bars with a Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust [...]

  2. marla {family fresh cooking} says:

    This sounds light & fabulous! (I am kidding about the light part ;)

  3. Leann says:

    Too much pumpkin for me. I think next time I’ll only use one can of purée. Other than that it was good.

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