Maple-Pumpkin Bars

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I WON THE LOTTERY!!!

Happy Friday to all!  Okay, if you are wondering …no, I didn’t really win the lottery.  I would have to actually buy a lottery ticket, which doesn’t happen very often.  No, just fooling around this morning to see who is really reading my post.  😉  I did however find a delicious dessert to share, and while eating it, I do feel like I have won the lottery …at least the dessert lottery.

It has been awhile now since I have posted anything to Fiesta Friday.  A big shout out HELLO to everyone!!  I hope everyone is doing well.  I have been quite busy as of late and have neglected posting and visiting other fellow bloggers.  It seems this is usually the case for me for this time of year.  I am sliding into the end of the year at full steam ahead!  With school starting and soccer season, for my youngest, upon us we are moving at a faster pace.  I can now only dream of those long, lazy days of summer.

Today’s recipe is just in time for all the upcoming fall festivities.  Pumpkin, yummy pumpkin with just a hint of Maple flavor.  Three delicious layers; cake on the bottom, a creamy middle layer of pumpkin and cream cheese and a topping of fluffy whipped cream.  This recipe is great for all pumpkin lovers and is a good choice to take to parties and gatherings.  It is easy to make and oh so delicious!  Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon and you have a wonderful fall time dessert!

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Today I am sharing this with my favorite link up party, Fiesta Friday!!  I hope you get a chance to try it and enjoy it! 🙂

Thanks for visiting!  Happy Baking!

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Maple-Pumpkin Bars

  • Servings: 24
  • Difficulty: easy
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By:  Arl’s World

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Pumpkin Pie Bars with just a hint of Maple flavor.  Three delicious layers; cake on the bottom, a creamy middle layer of pumpkin and cream cheese and a topping of fluffy whipped cream.  Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon and you have a wonderful fall time dessert!

 

Ingredients

 1 package  yellow cake mix

4 eggs, divided

1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted

 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin

1 (3.4 ounce) package JELL-O Pumpkin Spice Flavor Instant Pudding

1 envelope DREAM WHIP Whipped Topping Mix

1/3 cup milk

3 tablespoons maple syrup

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

 Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

  1. Line 13×9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides; spray with cooking spray. Mix cake mix, 1 egg and butter until blended; press onto bottom of prepared pan.
  2. Beat cream cheese, brown sugar, remaining eggs, pumpkin and dry pudding mix with mixer until blended; pour over crust.
  3. Bake 40 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; cool 10 min. Use foil handles to transfer dessert to wire rack; cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, mix whipped topping mix, milk and syrup in large bowl with mixer on low-speed until blended. Beat on high-speed 4 min. or until mixture forms stiff peaks. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. Spread whipped topping mixture onto dessert and sprinkle with cinnamon before cutting into bars to serve.