These Cream Cheese Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars will help you usher in fall in a delicious way! Baking with pumpkin is a telltale sign that it’s autumn time!
Last time I was at the grocery store I stocked up on canned pumpkin. I get so excited to start bringing in all the wonderful aromas of fall into my kitchen by baking yummy things! Be ready for pumpkin desserts to take over the blog, haha! They’re my favorite this time of year.
I love a good pumpkin bar, don’t you? I decided to kick it up a notch with today’s scrumptious confection by adding in a ribbon of cream cheese, chocolate chips and glaze! These are absolutely irresistible!
They resemble a slice of pumpkin chocolate chip bread-absolutely delightful! I love the combo of a hint of cream cheese tucked between the layers of pumpkin. It’s fall in every bite! The inspiration for this recipe came from one of my favorite chocolate cupcakes that has a cream cheese filling. I thought, why not add cream cheese filling to a pumpkin bar? You typically see it in the frosting on top, but I baked it in and have no regrets! Then I finished it off with an incredible cinnamon and nutmeg spiced glaze.
At first I was going to refrain from adding anything on top. These are pretty incredible on their own, but I polled the audience on Instagram and you said to glaze them, so I did! You made a very good call! They’re definitely better with the glaze.
If you’re making a list of fall desserts to bake over the coming months, these Cream Cheese Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars should be on it!