I’d been craving brownies. And cheesecake. And pumpkin anything. What’s the quickest way to satisfy such cravings? Put it all into one delectable dessert! Oh, but why can’t all these things be healthy?!?
Oh, but they can. And they can be just as rich and satisfying, too. Especially these little gems. With just around 100 calories each, you’ll want to make these again and again. And they freeze well too!
These Pumpkin White Chocolate Brownie Bites have a sweet chocolate soft brownie crust and a rich and creamy pumpkin cheesecake topping with bits of white chocolate folded in. You would never guess it’s lightened up.
Here is my famished fish original ingredient line up.
1 family size box brownie mix
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
1 – 29 oz can pumpkin purée, divided
2 – 8 oz packages Neufchâtel cream cheese
2 Tb light sour cream
1 cup, plus 2 Tb sugar
2 Tb flour
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
First preheat the oven to 350F.
In a large bowl, combine brownie mix and half the can of pumpkin puree. Mix well.
You see what I did here? The pumpkin puree stands in for oil and eggs, knocking of unnecessary fat grams.
Spread into a large 13×9 inch baking pan that has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray.
In another large bowl, cream together the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Mix in the eggs and remaining pumpkin puree. Fold in white chocolate chips.
Again, I used LIGHT cream cheese and LIGHT sour cream with just a small amount of white chocolate chips.
Pour mixture over brownie crust in baking pan.
Spread cheesecake batter over brownie bottom to cover evenly.
Bake in preheated oven for 50-60 minutes, until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Remove from oven and cool pan on wire rack for at least 30 minutes before cutting into 5 rows of 9 squares, making 45 brownie bites.
Or cut one piece out right away, because you just can’t resist.
Enjoy warm or refrigerate overnight.
Oh so good, oh so rich, and oh so indulgent.
Makes 45 bars
What is your favorite cheesecake combination?
Pumpkin White Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Number of servings: 45
- 1 box Betty Crocker Family Size Brownie Mix
- 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 - 29 oz can pumpkin purée
- 2 - 8 oz packages Neufchâtel cream cheese
- 2 Tb light sour cream
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup, plus 2 Tb sugar
- 2 Tb flour
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
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