Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

These bars are so good! and so tasty! Super moist cake that only gets more moist as days pass. So greasy although, and def not good for you!! Thanks Breadmans Wife! 


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg *
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 and 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 can (15oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)


  • 1 8oz. package of cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup softened butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp milk


  1. Sift dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt & soda) and set aside. In a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until light and fluffy. Add the dry ingredients, gradually. Mix well.
  2. Spread batter in a greased 15x10x1 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 – 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely.
  3. Cream together butter and cream cheese until smooth and fluffy.  Add powdered sugar, vanilla and milk.  Mix on high speed until smooth creamy.

Reeses Bar- Box Mix Critique

So I know, not everyone has time to make desserts from scratch and sometimes you just need something quick to take to a party, or baked goods for a bake fair, this is where Box Mixes come in handy! But which ones are good? Which ones are bad?

Today I made Reeses Bar from a Box. This one will be a little bit difficult because I don’t eat peanut butter desserts, so I cant fully critique this.

The box comes with a ready made pan which is nice, however you still have to use a lot of your own dishes. The directions are weird  and its things you never thought you would have to do when baking.

The only thing you need is butter & water, so thats another plus to the mix, only two ingredients! One ingredient your guaranteed to have too!

So first you melt butter and water together, in the microwave, weird, and then pour the crust on top of that, but dont mix it, weirder, then you take it out, mix it, and press into the ready made pan.

After this you grab another DISH! and make the filling with more butter, filling and peanut butter. Pour that over the crust.

Lastly you take the fudge, that you warm up in a bowl of hot water, and pour it over the all the bars, and refrigerate.

The pan is small, and doesn’t seem like a lot when its in the pan.I think they give you their own pan because there is not enough ingredients to fit in a standard pan.

The family I made them for, loved them the mom was eating them and couldn’t stop! So that must be a good sign.

Overall pretty easy to make, and I would recommend to others, although it does not make it a lot, its something different to take to a party, and best of all, you don’t have to bake it!