Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese is simple and easy dessert recipe for fall baking season. Moist and spicy pumpkin bars are delicious breakfast or snack. But this crowd-pleasing treat is fancy enough to be served as a dessert at Halloween party or as light and easy dessert after Thanksgiving dinner.
Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese is simple and easy dessert recipe for fall baking season. Moist and spicy pumpkin bars are delicious breakfast or snack. But this crowd-pleasing treat is fancy enough to be served as a dessert at Halloween party or as light and easy dessert after Thanksgiving dinner.

Ingredients
Pumpkin Bars:
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 ¾ cups pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

For Cream Cheese mixture:
  • 16 oz. cream cheese-softened
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 /3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs- slightly beaten

Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and spray 10 x 15 x 1- inch jelly roll pan with non-stick spray, then line with parchment paper and spray the paper, set aside.
  2. To make pumpkin bars first whisk together dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda and spices, set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl beat 4 eggs and sugar. Add oil, pumpkin and vanilla and mix to combine.
  4. Mix in dry ingredients and pour in prepared pan, then smooth the top.