Pumpkin Gooey Butter Bars

It’s fall! The holiday season is coming right up and I am so excited! Fall is the only time of year where it is acceptable to slip pumpkin into any recipe known to mankind, so I figured that I would share something festive and delicious…. this week I made Pumpkin Gooey Butter Bars.

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Bars recipe - from RecipeBoy.com
There’s nothing like the comforting orange glow of pumpkin… it looks great and festive, and it tastes even better. Pumpkin is a miracle flavor!

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Bars recipe - from RecipeBoy.com

Delish! All pumpkin pie lovers out there will go crazy over this recipe.

I loooove pumpkin pie (and anything pumpkin) and I noticed that the two desserts have similar consistencies. I do have to say that the crust on the Pumpkin Gooey Butter Bars is a hundred times better than Pumpkin Pie crust.

This recipe even has you looking forward to eating the crust!!

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Bars recipe - from RecipeBoy.com

It’s all about the details… If you look closely, you can spot some little specks of cinnamon and nutmeg.

The bars are extraordinarily flavorful! I was more than happy with how these turned out. Pumpkin Gooey Butter Bars are a must-make for any party or gathering in Fall. My family demolished half of the pan within an hour of making these… oops!

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Bars

Ingredients:

Crust:

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted

Filling:

  • One 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • One 15-ounce can unsweetened pumpkin puree
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • One 16-ounce box powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Prepare the crust:  In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the cake mix, egg and butter.  Pat the mixture into the bottom of your prepared pan.
  3. Prepare the filling:  In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth.  Add the eggs, vanilla and butter- beat well.  Mix in the powdered sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg until well-combined.  Spread the filling over the cake batter and bake 40 to 50 minutes.  Don't overbake- you want the center to be a little gooey!
SOURCE:  RecipeBoy.com (shared from FoodNetwork.com)

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