These Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars are laced with speculoos cookie butter and a crunchy cookie butter crust!
I've been trying to hold off on bringing pumpkin to the blog but I think as soon as September hits, all bets are off. It's time and ain't nobody stepping in my way, especially when it coms to pumpkin cheesecake! Someone recently asked me a question about these amazing Starbucks copycat Cookie Butter Bars and it started me thinking about how I could make a pumpkin cheesecake version. Turns out it was pretty easy by taking out most of the sour cream of a regular cheesecake recipe and replacing it with the sweet cookie butter. The cookie butter I'm talking about is from Biscoff and I dare you to try and open a jar without eating it by the spoon, just not gonna happen. You can also buy it from Trader Joe's who even sell a crunchy version. Curse you TJ's and your awesome choice of store products!
The base is made from crushed speculoos cookies (also from Trader Joe's) and no this post isn't sponsored by TJ's, it's just where I spend half of my life. The cheesecake-y filling has pumpkin, cookie butter and pumpkin pie spice just to make sure there's no question that these taste like pumpkin. There's nothing worse when the label says pumpkin and the taste says meh! Oh and these bars are pretty rich so I cut them into 16 pieces which makes no difference if you still end up eating four...cough cough. Have a fantastic weekend friends. See you Monday.