Maple Pumpkin Pie Bars

Serving Size: 24
Prep Time:
Total Time:

Ingredients

  • 1 package (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 0.33 cup milk
  • 1 envelope DREAM WHIP Whipped Topping Mix
  • 1 package (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Pumpkin Spice Flavor Instant Pudding
  • 15 Ounce canned pumpkin
  • 1 package (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese
  • 0.5 cup packed brown sugar
  • 0.5 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 4 eggs, divided
  • 0.125 tsp ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. HEAT oven to 350°F.
  2. LINE 13x9-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.
  3. BEAT cream cheese, brown sugar, remaining eggs, pumpkin and dry pudding mix with mixer until blended; pour over crust.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. SPREAD whipped topping mixture onto dessert and sprinkle with cinnamon before cutting into bars to serve.

Special Extra:
Garnish with toasted pecan halves.