White Chocolate Pumpkin Neiman Marcus Bars

White chocolate with pumpkin?  That might be sheer genius on my part.  I just adore a Neiman Marcus bar…adore.  They’re rich and gooey and kind of like a piece of cake while also kind of like a brownie.  This one would be perfect for a Thanksgiving dessert…pumpkin doesn’t always have to be in the shape of a pie.  I garnished mine with a few more white chocolate chips.  I’ve always been one to love a little chocolate excess. 
Shopping List
1 box white cake mix
4 eggs, divided
1 stick of butter, melted
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
2 cups white chocolate chips, divided
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 (16 oz) box powdered sugar (about 4 cups)
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon if you don’t have any)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine the cake mix, 2 eggs, and melted butter and mix well with an electric mixer. Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 13 by 9-inch baking pan. This will be your “crust”.  Sprinkle one cup of white chocolate chips over the crust.
To make the topping: In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth. Add the remaining 2 eggs and vanilla and beat together. Next, add the powdered sugar and pumpkin pie spice and mix well.  Stir in the remaining 1 cup of white chocolate chips. Spread pumpkin mixture over cake “crust” and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Make sure not to over bake as the center should be a little gooey.

Let the bars rest on the kitchen counter 30 minutes before popping them into the fridge to chill at least 2 hours before slicing and serving.

You’ll thank me for this recipe.  Trust me…you’ll thank me.

XOXO

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  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} October 10, 2012 at 11:36 am

    So glad you are finally posting these! They were sooooooooooooo good at the birthday party!

  • mel @ the larson lingo October 10, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    YUM!!!!! You are genius! Can't wait to make these! Your blog was recommended to me by your friend, The White Family blog! So glad she did. Can't wait to dig through your archives, I love to cook & bake also! I am having a Crock-tober Crock Pot recipe link up tomorrow, you should link up!
    Mel
    http://thelarsonlingo.blogspot.com

  • Christie Langston November 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    I made these for a work potluck yesterday and OH MY! everyone LOVED them! They were the first item to be completely devoured!

    I gave away my secret, so hopefully you have some more followers out of it 🙂

    Thanks for the recipe…and all the others I've tried! YUM!