Halloween Pumpkin Bars - Gina's Gourmet Pantry

Halloween Pumpkin Bars - Gina's Gourmet Pantry
Ingredients:

  • 1 box brownie mix, plus ingredients on the box
  • 12oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup Gina's Gourmet Pantry Pumpkin Spread
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • Pinch of salt
  • 15 Oreo cookies, plus more for topping

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325°. Line 8x8 pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil leaving  overhang. Pour brownie batter into prepared pan. Top with a layer of Oreos and set aside.

In a large bowl, using a mixer, beat cream cheese, pumpkin spread, sugar, eggs, vanilla, spices, and salt until smooth. Pour over brownie/cookie mixture. Top with crushed Oreos and bake 50 minutes or until center is slightly jiggly. 

Refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight. Remove cheesecake bars from dish and slice. Drizzle with warm caramel sauce (optional) and serve.