Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Bars
 
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
For the cream cheese layer:
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together dry ingredients. Add eggs, pumpkin, and oil; stir until combined. Spread batter into an ungreased 15x10 pan.
  3. Cream together cream cheese and sugar with an electric mixer. Beat in egg and milk. Drizzle over pumpkin layer, using a knife to gently marble the mixtures. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top.
  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in wire rack for two hours.
  5. Store bars in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Notes
barely adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Fall Baking, 2012
Recipe by Kitchen Meets Girl at http://kitchenmeetsgirl.com/pumpkin-cream-cheese-swirl-bars/