• 19 Ratings

Here's a winner! While they photographed these sweets, the staff couldn't keep their hands off these bars. They're a must for any holiday, from Halloween through New Year's.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Andy Lyons

Recipe Summary

35 mins
2 hrs
40 mins at 350°
48 bars


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 15x10x1-inch pan with foil, extending the foil over the edges of the pan. Lightly grease foil. Set pan aside. In a large bowl use a pastry blender to cut the 1/2 cup butter into cookie mix until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press mixture evenly onto the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes or until set.

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  • In a large bowl combine cream cheese and sugar. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Stir in pumpkin, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Pour pumpkin mixture onto the hot crust.

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  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes more or until mixture is slightly puffed around edges and just set in center. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

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  • In a small microwave-safe bowl combine chocolate pieces and the 1/4 cup butter. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 30 to 60 seconds or until softened; stir until smooth. Drizzle chocolate over the cooled bars and carefully spread evenly. Gently press pecan halves evenly across top of bars. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours. Using the edges of the foil, lift the uncut bars out of the pan. Cut into bars, cutting straight down with a large knife.

To Store:

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

Nutrition Facts

173 calories; total fat 11g; saturated fat 5g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 4g; cholesterol 31mg; sodium 117mg; potassium 76mg; carbohydrates 18g; fiber 1g; sugar 10g; protein 2g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 1555IU; vitamin c 1mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 8mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 20mg; iron 1mg.


19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1