Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Ganache

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Ganache
These pumpkin cheesecake bars with ganache are a must try! The crust is made from chocolate graham crackers combined with butter. The cheesecake is creamy and packed with pumpkin flavor. Then, of course there is the ganache. Thick, smooth chocolate that no one can resist. The combo of flavors works perfectly together! 
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars with Ganache

Ingredients
Crust
  • ¾ cup crushed chocolate graham crackers (use processor)
  • 4 Tablespoons melted butter
Cheesecake
  • 16 ounces soft cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1½ tsp. pumpkin spice (optional, depending how much pumpkin flavor you want)
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
Ganache
  • 8 ounces chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 T. butter
Instructions
Crust
  1. Line 8 inch pan with nonstick foil
  2. Preheat oven 350.
  3. Mix cookie crumbs and butter and press into bottom of pan.
  4. Bake 7 minutes.
Cheesecake
  1. Beat cream cheese.
  2. Add sugar.
  3. Add pumpkin.
  4. Add vanilla, flour, pumpkin spice (if using) and salt.
  5. Mix wel and scrape sides.
  6. Add eggs to combine.
  7. Pour over the cooked crust.
  8. Bake 30-35 minutes.
  9. Cool completely.
Ganache
  1. Heat cream and butter in a saucepan until boiling.
  2. Place chips in heat safe bowl and pour on the cream.
  3. Let sit 2 minutes and whisk smooth.
  4. Pour over bars.
  5. Let cool to room temp and chill 4 hours or more.
  6. Slice into bars.
  7. Serve with hot fudge, if desired.
Adapted from Crunchy Creamy Sweet
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