Chocolate Pumpkin Swirl Bars

Chocolate Pumpkin Swirl Bars
 One of my very favorite combos is chocolate and pumpkin.  Over the years, I’ve made so many recipes that include the two: PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP DIP, PUMPKIN NUTELLA CUPCAKES, CHOCOLATE CHIP PUMPKIN PIE WITH AN OREO CRUST just to name a few.  So, this year, I thought I’d make a bar with both chocolate and pumpkin…and swirl them together…and they were delicious!  Whip up a batch this fall too!
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1 box chocolate cake mix
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup milk
4 eggs, divided
3 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 cup of canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease (I use Pam) a 9×13 inch baking dish and set aside.
 In a small bowl, combine cake mix, vegetable oil, milk and one egg.  Pat evenly into pan to form a crust.  Bake about 8 minutes.  Remove from oven
Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy.  Beat in powdered sugar.  Next, beat in remaining 3 eggs and beat until smooth.  At this point, divide your mixture into two separate bowls.  In your first bowl, beat in pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin.  Smooth this mixture over the top of your crust in one thin layer.  Next, take your second bowl and beat in your cocoa powder.  Spread this mixture down over your pumpkin mixture in another layer.  Take a knife and lightly swirl the two top layers together until they look marbled.
  Bake 40-50 minutes or until set.
After you remove it from the oven, let it rest 30 minutes on the counter before refrigerating at least two hours before slicing and serving.
Keep refrigerated when you’re not enjoying the bars.
A little chocolate, a little pumpkin and a whole lot of goodness!
Chocolate Pumpkin Swirl Bars
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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog October 27, 2017 at 4:42 am

    I’ve never tried chocolate and pumpkin together before, but it sounds perfect for fall. What better way to use up my pumpkin than a sweet treat? 😛

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
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  • Kristi October 27, 2017 at 5:11 am

    Looks so yummy! When you make a bar like this, is it your “everyday brownie”? Because if you can eat a dessert like this one every night and look like you, sign me up!! 😜😉

    • Mix and Match Mama October 27, 2017 at 5:24 am

      I made these and took them to church 🙂 .

  • Amanda @ That Inspired Chick October 27, 2017 at 8:54 am

    These were so good last Sunday!!! I haven’t even read your favorites yet and just came straight to this post to say that first! Loved them!! That Inspired Chick

  • LeeAnn October 27, 2017 at 9:09 am

    These look amazing. Trying this weekend 🙂

  • Kim Dickerson October 27, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Those chocolate pumpkin swirl bars look DELICIOUS!!!!!

  • Narci October 27, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Oh, yum!! These look delicious!

  • Lizzie @ This Happy Life October 27, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Oh my gosh I need to make these!!

  • Caroline October 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    Two of the best flavors! Look delicious!