Pumpkin Dream Bars have luscious layers of pumpkin, cream cheese and gingersnap crust. This easy to make no bake dessert is packed with pumpkin flavor.

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Pumpkin Dream Bars

The layers of this decadent dessert make this recipe so delicious. Each bite is the best combination of flavors. This is one of the best pumpkin desserts.

Give this delicious recipe a try. It is fabulous. You might also like No Bake Pumpkin Pie Recipe.

We love all things pumpkin!

Ingredients for Pumpkin dream bars.

Ingredients: 

Crust

  • Gingersnap Cookie Crumbs 
  • Melted Butter 

Pudding Layer: 

  • Vanilla Pudding Mix
  • Pure Pumpkin Puree 
  • Milk 

Cream Cheese Layer: 

  • Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • Powdered Sugar 
  • Pure Pumpkin Puree 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice 
  • Whipped Topping (Cool Whip), divided 

Topping: 

  • Chopped Pecans 

How to make pumpkin dream bars:

  • Prepare the pan. Line an 8X8 square baking pan with parchment paper. 

Make the crust.  

  • Get out a large mixing bowl. In a mixing bowl, combine the gingersnap cookie crumbs and melted butter.  You can use a food processor to quickly do this. If you do not have one, simply place the cookies inside a ziplock bag.

    Then seal and Press this crumb mixture into the bottom of the pan evenly.  Then place in the freezer for 20-30 minutes while you prepare the other layers.  
Mixing the crust ingredients and pressing into the pan.

Combine the Pudding Layer: 

  • Combine the pudding and pumpkin. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the pudding mix and milk. Then stir in the pumpkin purée.  Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes to allow the pudding to thicken.  
Combining pudding mixture in a bowl.

Make the Cream Cheese Layer: 

  • Beat the cream cheese. In a separate mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy. 
  • Add the remaining ingredients. Add in the powdered sugar, pumpkin purée, vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice until well combined.  
  • Fold in the whipped cream. Then fold in 1 cup of the Cool Whip and reserve the remaining for the topping. 
Adding whipped cream to the pudding mixture.

Assemble the Bars: 

  • Spread the cream cheese. Spread the cream cheese layer on top of the prepared crust. 
  • Add the pudding. Then top with the pudding layer.  
Adding the layers to the pan.
  • Top with whipped cream. Finally top with the remaining cool whip and refrigerate the bars for at least 4 hours before serving. 
  • Serve and enjoy. When serving, top with the chopped pecans. Carefully remove from the pan, slice and enjoy! 

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How to serve

Cut into squares and serve with extra nuts and chopped gingersnaps if you prefer. You can also top with mini chocolate chips.

Either of these will pair well with the pumpkin cheesecake mixture.

How to store

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container to ensure freshness.

How long will pumpkin dream bars last

The bars will last up to 5 days in the fridge.

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Recipe Variations

  • Graham Crackers. If you do not like gingersnaps, substitute graham cracker crumbs instead.
  • Oreo Crumbs. This is another great option for the crust.
  • Nuts. You can use any type of nuts you prefer. Walnuts would also be great.
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Pumpkin pie dream bars are so tasty.

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Pumpkin Dream Bars

4.69 from 16 votes
Pumpkin Dream Bars have luscious layers of pumpkin, cream cheese and gingersnap crust. This easy to make no bake dessert is packed with pumpkin flavor.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Refrigerate 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 40 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 247

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cup Gingersnap Cookie Crumbs
  • 5 Tbsp Melted Butter

For the Pudding Layer:

  • 1 box Vanilla Pudding Mix 3.4 oz
  • 1/2 cup Pure Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 cup Milk

For the Cream Cheese Layer:

  • 1 pkg Cream Cheese room temperature (8 oz)
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Pure Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 8 oz Whipped Topping Cool Whip, divided

Topping:

  • Chopped Pecans
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Instructions

  • Line an 8X8 baking pan with parchment paper.

For the Crust:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the gingersnap cookie crumbs and melted butter.
  • Press this mixture into the bottom of the pan evenly.
  • Then place in the freezer for 20-30 minutes while you prepare the other layers.

For the Pudding Layer:

  • In a mixing bowl, mix together the milk with the pudding mix until combined. Then stir in the pumpkin purée.
  • Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes to allow the pudding to thicken.

For the Cream Cheese Layer:

  • In a separate mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the powdered sugar, pumpkin purée, vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice until well combined.
  • Then fold in 1 cup of the Cool Whip and reserve the remaining for the topping.

Assemble the Bars:

  • Spread the cream cheese layer on top of the prepared crust.
  • Then top with the pudding layer.
  • Finally top with the remaining cool whip and refrigerate the bars for at least 4 hours before serving.
  • When serving, top with the chopped pecans, carefully remove from the pan, slice and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 247kcal, Carbohydrates 24g, Protein 3g, Fat 16g, Saturated Fat 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0.2g, Cholesterol 34mg, Sodium 201mg, Potassium 157mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 14g, Vitamin A 2829IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 74mg, Iron 1mg

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