Peanut Butter Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Sharing the BEST pumpkin cheesecake bars today! My Peanut Butter Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars are simple to prepare and perfect for your upcoming Holiday gatherings.

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Baking season is always so much fun! These peanut butter pumpkin cheesecake bars will have your guests begging for the recipe. So easy to whip up and transport.

Be sure to try my Pumpkin Spice Oreo Fudge recipe too! Follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe inspiration.

ingredients for pumpkin cheesecake bars

Ingredients Needed For Pumpkin Bars

*Entire recipe located at bottom of post in recipe card.

  • salted butter
  • light brown sugar
  • granulated sugar
  • large egg
  • almond extract, or vanilla extract
  • pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • creamy peanut butter
  • all-purpose flour
  • kosher salt
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • cream cheese
  • salted butter
  • powdered sugar

creaming butter and sugars for pumpkin cheesecake bars

How To Make Pumpkin Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with parchment paper. 
  2. Place butter and sugars into a large mixing bowl. Beat until well combined. Add egg and almond extract, stirring until combined. Add pumpkin puree and peanut butter, stirring to combine. Stir in flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder until dough is formed. Transfer to baking dish, spreading evenly into bottom of pan. Bake for 27-30 minutes, until baked through. Remove from oven and let cool completely. 
  3. To prepare cream cheese frosting, place butter and cream cheese into a large mixing bowl. With a hand mixer or spoon, beat until well combined. slowly add powdered sugar until consistency is thick and creamy. Spread frosting over cooled bars and cut into squares to serve.

adding pumpkin and peanut butter for pumpkin cheesecake bars

Once butter and sugars are well combined add peanut butter and pumpkin puree.

adding dry ingredients to pumpkin cheesecake bars

Dry ingredients up next!

dough of pumpkin cheesecake bars

Stir until dough is formed.

pumpkin cheesecake bars dough inside baking dish

Press pumpkin bars dough into bottom of parchment lined baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees F. for about 30 minutes, until cooked through. Remove and let cool completely.

cream cheese and butter in mixing bowl

To prepare cream cheese frosting, place softened butter and softened cream cheese into a large mixing bowl. Use an electric hand mixer or spoon to beat well.

What If I Forgot To Soften My Cream Cheese In Advance?

This is no problem. I do it often. While the oven is preheating, stick the cream cheese in the foil wrapping in oven for about 10 minutes. Remove and it should be warm and softened to use in recipe.

cream cheese frosting in bowl

Beat cream cheese frosting until thick and creamy.

spreading cream cheese frosting over pumpkin cheesecake bars

Spread cream cheese frosting over cooled pumpkin bars.

frosted pumpkin bars

Cut pumpkin bars into squares and sprinkle with cinnamon if desired.

frosted pumpkin bars

How To Serve Pumpkin Bars

Serve pumpkin bars room temperature or chilled.

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How to Store Pumpkin Bars

Store any leftover bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days.

frosted pumpkin bars recipe

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

These Peanut Butter Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars are simple to prepare and a huge hit at any Holiday party or gathering!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings: 16
Calories: 341kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $15
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Equipment

  • Oven
  • 9 x 13 inch baking dish
  • parchment paper
  • mixing bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 stick softened butter salted
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract can substitute with vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 baking powder

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 stick softened butter salted
  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Place butter and sugars into a large mixing bowl. Beat until well combined. Add egg and almond extract, stirring until combined. Add pumpkin puree and peanut butter, stirring to combine. Stir in flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder until dough is formed. Transfer to baking dish, spreading evenly into bottom of pan. Bake for 27-30 minutes, until baked through. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  • To prepare cream cheese frosting, place butter and cream cheese into a large mixing bowl. With a hand mixer or spoon, beat until well combined. slowly add powdered sugar until consistency is thick and creamy. Spread frosting over cooled bars and cut into squares to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 306mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 2588IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg
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