Chocolate-Swirled Pumpkin Bars


Dotted with chocolate chips and swirled with cream cheese, these pumpkin bars are loaded with sweet flavor. This is one pumpkin recipe that will satisfy any sweet tooth.

Chocolate-Swirled Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars
Photo: Karla Conrad
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
24 bars


  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cup sugar

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 15 ounce can pumpkin

  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces

  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened

  • cup sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 15x10-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges. In a large bowl stir together first seven ingredients (through cloves). Stir in pumpkin, 4 eggs, and oil until combined. Spread batter in prepared pan.

  2. In a small bowl microwave 1/2 cup of the chocolate pieces 1 minute or until melted, stirring after 30 seconds. In a medium bowl beat cream cheese and 1/3 cup sugar with a mixer on medium until combined. Beat in 1 egg, milk, and melted chocolate. Spoon over pumpkin batter. Using a narrow metal spatula or table knife, swirl slightly to marble. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup chocolate pieces.

  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until puffed and a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Using foil, lift uncut bars out of pan. Cut into bars.

To Store

Place bars in a single layer in an airtight container. Store in refrigerator up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

286 Calories
16g Fat
32g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 286
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 188mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0.8mg 4%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 1.2mg 7%
Potassium 77mg 2%
Folate, total 27mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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