Pumpkin Bars Are Like Cake With the Frosting Already Swirled In: Take pumpkin puree and add the heady, warm flavors of pumpkin pie to the mix, and you have a delicious batter; spread it out in a pan and then swirl in a generous dose of what is essentially cream cheese frosting, and you have a near-unbeatable treat.
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars... Made these today. They are pretty tasty, but are definitely a CAKE and not a cookie bar. I don't think the cream cheese adds as much as I was hoping either. They taste great, but I'm not sure I'll make them again.