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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
Keyword peanut butter bars, pumpkin bar recipe, pumpkin bars, pumpkin bars recipe, pumpkin cheesecake bars, pumpkin pie bars
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 341kcal
Author Jenny
Cost $15

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