Celebrate fall with these Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with caramel, chocolate and pecan turtle topping! The combination is unbelievably incredible!
We hosted our neighbors for a final summer hurrah outdoor BBQ last week. I’m finally coming to grips with the fact that autumn is almost here. The evenings cool off quickly and we can see our breath outside in the mornings. We’d been meaning for months to have these sweet friends over and with all the craziness that happened, just didn’t.
We grilled up the most amazing tri tip and served it with a yummy green salad, fresh green chile salsa and chips, and rolls. All the food was nothing short of delicious, but I have to admit that I was carefully saving room all evening for this dessert! It was a show-stopper! Our guests were giving it praises all evening, up until they said their goodbye’s.
I made these Turtle Cheesecake Squares a few years back and haven’t stopped thinking about them since. 🙂 So with pumpkin season in full swing, I came up with a brilliant idea that I think your taste buds are going to get very excited about. The basic recipe remains mostly the same with the addition of pumpkin, of course.
The graham cracker crust, cream cheese and pumpkin layer, and caramel, chocolate, and pecan topping are to die for! I just used a thick caramel topping from the jar, but you can melt your own caramels with a little bit of milk, if you’d like.
I couldn’t control myself around these suckers. That’s why I made sure to invite company when I made them so I could share the scrumptious calories. 🙂
Cheesecake is typically my #2 favorite treat, right behind Chocolate Chip Cookies. But fall always has me in the mood for all things pumpkin, so right now these are topping my list.
I’m already planning on making these about 100 times this season. They’re that good!
Now, if you’d like to stop by and help a girl out so my waistline doesn’t grow as round as a pumpkin, you’re more than welcome to do so! I’ll happily share!