Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

A fall favorite dessert, Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars! Rich and creamy filling between a cake crust with pumpkin pie spice, and topped with walnuts!

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This is one of my hubby’s favorite fall dessert. It’s easy to make and makes quite a bit, so consider making these bars to share at a work function or potluck.

Dress these beauties up by topping them with whipped cream and serve them on pretty plates, but if you are having a casual affair, the bars hold together nicely, so you can forgo the utensils and eat it right from your hands!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars - The Foodie Affair

I think the addition of a couple of different textures in this bar enhances the flavors. The crunchy nuts and thicker crust is a perfect combination between the creamy cheesecake filling.

I’ve been making this dessert for at least 10 years, and always get requests for the recipe, and no one ever suspects that I got a little help from a cake mix to make the crust!

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Rich and creamy pumpkin cheesecake bars that can feed a crowd.
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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 48
Author: Sandra @ The Foodie Affair


  • 1 16 ounce package pound cake mix
  • 3 eggs 1 for crust and 2 for filling
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice divided
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 15 ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped nuts optional. I use walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together cake mix and 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice. Using a mixer on low speed, add 1 egg and butter . Mix until crumbly. Press mixture onto the bottom of a 10" x 15" jelly roll pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk, then remaining 2 eggs, pumpkin, 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice and salt; mix well. Pour over crust; sprinkle with nuts. Bake 30-25 minutes or until set. Cool and chill, then cut into bars. Store covered in refrigerator.


I use different size pans for this recipe. Sometimes I want the crust to be thicker, so I use a 9 x 13 pan and increasing the cooking time up to 15 minutes.


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