Bar #9: Pumpkin Caramel Neiman Marcus

Shopping List
1 box spice cake mix
4 eggs, divided
1 stick of melted butter 
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin
1 (16 oz) box powdered sugar (about 4 cups)
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon if you don’t have any)
1 cup of caramel pieces (found on the chocolate chip aisle) or 20 Werther’s Original Chewy Caramels, unwrapped
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”.
To make the topping:   In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth. Add the remaining 2 eggs and beat together. Next, add the powdered sugar and pumpkin pie spice and mix well.  Stir in your caramel pieces.

 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 bars set about 30 minutes on the kitchen counter and then pop them in the fridge at least 2 hours before slicing and serving.

And if you’re feeling extra fancy…

…add a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.
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  • Kelly October 20, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    All of your desserts look amazing! I notice that almost all your desserts have four eggs. Do you think it could be made with egg whites or less eggs?
    Thank you and love both of your blogs!!

  • Mix and Match Mama October 20, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    You need the eggs in this recipe to bind the ingredients together. Egg whites wouldn't work. You could try less eggs…but I can't guarantee the results.

  • aprilparrish October 20, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    This sounds delicious!!! Thanks for sharing! I am loving all these bar recipes!!! šŸ™‚

  • Amie October 21, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    I can not wait to try this!! I am making this this week for a friends birthday, she is excited about it also šŸ™‚ I think I am most excited about adding the the whipped cream and cinnamon on top!

  • Sara @ Making Memories of Us October 22, 2013 at 8:00 am

    This looks so delicious! I just found your blog today and have enjoyed getting to know you through your blog.

  • Amie October 24, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    I made this to bring to work today and it is gone already! It was great but I think I may have cooked it just a bit too long. I know you said not too but I kept thinking it didn't look "done" lol. I will remember that for the next time I make it. Thank you so much for sharing!