Bar #60: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Neiman Marcus Bars


I think my friends were happily surprised after having these bars.  When they asked me what they were called and I said they were like pumpkin pie but with chocolate chips and a chocolate base…some of my friends looked at me funny.  BUT…they certainly changed their minds and went on and on about how yummy they were.  (Two unnamed friends even went back for seconds!)

Chocolate and pumpkin are really the perfect little marriage of flavors.  A little spicy, a little chocolaty and a whole lot of yummy.

Shopping List
1 box of chocolate cake mix
4 eggs
1 stick melted butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese, softened
1 cup canned pumpkin (I used Libby’s)
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon)
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease (I used Pam) a 9×13 baking dish.
In a bowl, combine cake mix, 2 eggs and melted butter  Spread batter in bottom of pan.
In a second bowl, beat with electric mixer, powdered sugar, 2 more eggs, cream cheese, pumpkin and  tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice until smooth.  Stir in chocolate chips. Spread on top of crust mixture.
Bake 35-40 minutes until edges are brown and center set (it will still be slightly wobbly in the middle).
Cool on counter 30 minutes, then refrigerate 2 hours up to 2 days.
This fall, instead of the basic pumpkin pie…try these yummy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Neiman Marcus Bars.  Your family will love them!
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  • Brownie October 12, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Yay making these today with my little girl! Thanks chick for sharing!

  • Haley @ Cupcakes and Sunshine October 12, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    OH WOW! These look absolutely INCREDIBLE!

  • Kim October 13, 2014 at 2:18 am

    My mouth just watered! Can't wait to try them =-) Pinning now so I'll remember!

  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} October 13, 2014 at 11:04 am

    WHOAH. These look DELICIOUS! Can't wait to try them! 🙂

  • Jenny M October 13, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Shay,
    I don't comment every day but I continue to love, love, love all the pumpkin recipes you post. Your blogs make me happy because I feel like we really celebrate the seasons here whenever I visit and I enjoy that so much.

    Thanks for keepin it seasonal–
    Jenny

    PS I know you don't normally host Thanksgiving but in the next couple weeks I was hoping you might consider a post highlighting some side dishes to bring that are a little different from the norm but still totally seasonal for that day to bring to a friend's house who is hosting for us. Thanks!

  • Teresa Ambra October 14, 2014 at 3:08 am

    These really look wonderful. I think these would make a great holiday dessert, too.