Marbled Pumpkin-Chocolate Cream Cheese Bars


Pumpkin, chocolate, and cream cheese combine to make an incredible soft cakelike bar. Expect these pumpkin bars to disappear from the dessert table fast.

Marbled Pumpkin-Chocolate Cream Cheese Bars
Photo: Carson Downing
Hands On Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 6 ounce bittersweet chocolate, chopped

  • cup heavy cream

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened

  • 2 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 5 eggs

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 15 ounce can pumpkin

  • 1 cup vegetable oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 15x10-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges of pan. Grease foil.

  2. In a small saucepan heat chocolate, cream, and butter over low, stirring just until melted. Let cool and thicken slightly.

  3. In a medium bowl beat cream cheese until smooth. Add 1/2 cup of the sugar and the vanilla; beat until combined. Add one of the eggs; beat on low just until combined.

  4. In a large bowl whisk together flour, the remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar, the baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. In a medium bowl whisk together pumpkin, the remaining 4 eggs, and oil. Add to flour mixture. Whisk until smooth. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  5. Alternately spoon chocolate and cream cheese mixtures over pumpkin mixture in pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until set. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

  6. Use foil to lift uncut bars out of pan. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

193 Calories
12g Fat
21g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 193
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 128mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 78mg 2%
Folate, total 18.1mcg
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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