Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake Bars Recipe 

 Originally Written: October 29, 2013

By  Hanna Trafford

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Believe me – this dessert is sooooo much better than just a plain pumpkin pie or anything else! And its easy to make – promise you will love it!

Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake Bars:


  • 1 cup of graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons of finely chopper candied ginger
  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ginger
  • 1/teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 250 gm brick of cream cheese at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons of 35% cream
  • 3/4 cup of milk chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Line 8 x 8 inch baking pan with parchment paper. letting paper overhang the pan’s edges.
  3. Stir graham crumbs with candied ginger in a medium bowl until evenly moist.
  4. Press over bottom of prepared poan.
  5. Bake in centre of oven until edges are golden – about 10 minutes.
  6. Whisk egg in the same bowl (no need to wash it)
  7. Whisk in puree, sugar, spices and salt.
  8. Cut cream cheese into cubes.
  9. Beat in cheese, with an electric mixer until combined.
  10. Pour mixture over warm crust.
  11. Bake in center oven, until filling is set when pan is jiggled – about 25 minutes.
  12. Cool completely.
  13. Heat cream in small saucepan over medium-high heat until hot – about 2 monutes.
  14. Remove from heat and add chocolate chips.
  15. Stir until chocolate is completely melted.
  16. Spread over cooled filling.
  17. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm – about 1 hour.
  18. Use parchment paper to lift square out of pan, then slice it into 20 bars.
  19. You can refrigerate this dessert for up to 5 days or freeze it up to a month.


Hope you will enjoy this recipe  – please send me your comments, your input is alwasy welcomed and very much appreciated!


Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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