Soft and light Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting are a delicious and festive fall dessert. Chocolate chips make these even more irresistible!
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If you ask me, bar desserts are where it’s at! They are quick and easy to make, and incredibly tasty! I love them so much I wrote a whole book dedicated to Brownies, Blondies, and Bars! And I still can’t stop making them and coming up with more and more scrumptious variations.
As we get closer to Thanksgiving and Christmas, and start thinking about our menus and all the delicious food we will make for our friends and families, why not make things a little easier on yourself when it comes to dessert? You already have to spend hours upon hours in the kitchen with the turkey, ham, and all the glorious sides – but your dessert doesn’t have to be fussed over, and you don’t have to sacrifice any flavor!
I never met a soul who didn’t love a good bar dessert, and lucky for us, they are a cinch to make! You can cover them with all sorts of frostings and toppings, or mix them right in. There’s really nothing more versatile when it comes to desserts. You can match everyone’s favorite flavor profile, and not have to bake for hours and hours either.
These Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting would make a beautiful addition to your holiday dessert tables! They have all those warm, cozy holiday flavors we love, plus the addition of chocolate chips and creamy, dreamy cream cheese frosting. Some folks don’t love pumpkin and chocolate together, but I think it’s absolutely dreamy. Especially with the addition of chocolate chips. Don’t you?
Place these bars on a pretty platter with some Easy Pumpkin Pie Truffles and Hot Chocolate Brownies, and you’re holiday guests will be singing your praises, and they will for sure be back for seconds… maybe even thirds!
I’m excited to be sharing this recipe on Food Fanatic where I am a contributor for bar desserts of all kinds! Have a happy Thanksgiving!
I love bar desserts as well. Easy baking and easy cutting into bars!
Kim Beaulieu says
You rock the bars, these look seriously scrumptious. Perfect for the holidays and fall. And with all that cream cheese frosting on top, handle me the whole platter.
Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen says
I do love bars of all sorts, and these are no exception. Love the mini chocolate chips in there – irresistible!
Angie | Big Bear's Wife says
I’m totally loving the chocolate chips on top! I’ve always loved pumpkin and chocolate.
Nutmeg Nanny says
Oh yeah! pumpkin bars are the best! I love that cream cheese topping too…yum!
Pumpkin bars are seriously my favorite way to eat pumpkin. All those mini chocolate chips make these bars extra festive for the holiday dessert table.
Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie says
THESE ARE MY DREAM!
Pumpkin and chocolate ! Yummy! These bars looks very good.
Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) says
What scrumptious looking bars! I love bars for serving at gatherings because they are so easy.
Cathy Pollak says
I could destroy that whole tray!!
Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. says
Those bars look amazing. I absolutely adore pumpkin and chocolate together, it’s a great combination. Adding cream cheese just makes these even better!
Jessica (Savory Experiments) says
I want to lick the screen! Anything with cream cheese frosting is up my alley.
Michelle | A Dish of Daily Life says
I wish those would just magically appear in my kitchen! They look SO good!
Des @ Life's Ambrosia says
Pumpkin desserts with cream cheese frosting are pretty much the best fall dessert. These look great!
So much tasty goodness in these bars. The chocolate chips make them extra cute too!
The Food Hunter says
I love the frosting on these!
Katerina @ Diethood says
Pumpkin AND Frosting …you said it all!
Gotta try these!!
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says
I love that gooey layer of chocolate!
Ginny McMeans says
These are the best pumpkin bars I’ve seen. Love the layers and the little chocolate chips on top make them extra special.