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Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

A fall treat for all!  These pumpkin cheesecake bars have a chewy cookie base, smooth and creamy cheesecake middle and a maple-flavored crowning glory!
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake bars, pumpkin bars
Servings: 12
Calories: 408kcal



  • 1 box 2-layer size yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 egg


  • 15 oz can solid pack pumpkin
  • 8 oz cream cheese at room temperature
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 package 4-serving size pumpkin pie flavored instant pudding -OR- 1 package instant vanilla pudding mix PLUS 1 tbs pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


  • 1 envelope Dream Whip
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • ground cinnamon for garnish


  • Prehat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Line a 13x9-inch baking dish with aluminum foil and spray foil with non-stick spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, egg and melted butter; blend well
  • Press cake mix dough into the prepared pan, forming an even crust; set aside.
  • Combine pumpkin, cream cheese, brown sugar, dry pudding mix and eggs in another large bowl.
  • Beat until smooth and pour over the crust already in the pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until center is almost set.
  • Remove from oven and cool in pan for 10 minutes.
  • Using the aluminum foil as handles, remove the bars from the baking pan and set on a rack to cool completely.
  • Prepare topping by adding the envelope of Dream Whip the milk and maple syrup to a bowl.
  • Mix on low speed of mixer until blended then beat at high speed for about 4 minutes, or until stiff peaks form. The topping may be refrigerated until ready to use.
  • Spread Dream Whip mixture on top of cooled bars. Garnish with ground cinnamon.
  • Refrigerate any leftovers.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 408kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 582mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 6095IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 2mg