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Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake Cookie Bars

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 3 hr 35 min
  • Servings 18

Everyone’s fall favorites – pecan pie, cheesecake, pumpkin and caramel – come together in one indulgent layered dessert! ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

Base

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1
tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2
cup cold butter
1/4
cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)

Cream Cheese Layer

2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup sugar
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg

Pecan Pie Layer

1/3
cup butter, melted
1
cup packed brown sugar
3
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3
eggs
1 1/2
cups chopped pecans
1
teaspoon vanilla
1/2
teaspoon salt
Caramel topping, whipped cream and pecan halves, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix cookie mix and pumpkin pie spice. Add 1/2 cup cold butter and the pumpkin; mix with pastry blender or fork until crumbly. Press in bottom of pan. Bake 10 minutes.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in another large bowl, beat Cream Cheese Layer ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Spoon over cookie base, and carefully spread to cover.
  • 4
    For Pecan Pie Layer, in large bowl, stir together 1/3 cup melted butter, the brown sugar, 3 tablespoons flour and 3 eggs until well blended. Stir in pecans, 1 teaspoon vanilla and the salt. Pour evenly over cream cheese layer.
  • 5
    Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until set. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate to chill, about 2 hours. To serve, cut into 6 rows by 3 rows. Drizzle each serving with caramel topping, and top with a dollop of whipped cream and a pecan half. Drizzle whipped cream with a small amount of caramel.

Expert Tips

  • Need a make-ahead or make-and-take dessert? This recipe can be made the day before serving.
  • Short on time? Top dessert with thawed frozen whipped topping or whipped topping from an aerosol can.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
440
Calories from Fat
240
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
41%
Saturated Fat
12g
59%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
90mg
31%
Sodium
320mg
13%
Potassium
130mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
45g
15%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
32g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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