Teddy Graham Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars (made with actual bears)

I'm so honored! Shari of Whisk: a food blog gave me a Yummy Blog Award. How sweet is that? Shari's blog is always filled with beautiful photos, yummy food and great commentary. I always learn a lot from her blog and get very, very hungry!

I am giving the Yummy Blog Award to people close and far:
From Germany - Ostwestwind
From Los Angeles - Tender Crumb
Formerly of Los Angeles and now of Kentucky - 2.46%

Back to baking... So, there I am watching Everyday Baking with John B. of Martha's world. (Let me say again that I love my DVR - although it has totally ruined pursuits like, say, reading books now that there is always something on TV for me...but I digress). There I am watching John B. make these Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars and he says to use plain chocolate wafers for the crust.

Fast forward to me in my janky Albertson's market searching for these chocolate wafers. I never saw them before and they aren't in this store. Nothing. (Although I have added a ton of extra crap to my cart...note to self: don't go shopping when hungry.) But then I see my alternative...Mini Chocolate Teddy Grahams.

Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares

Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares
Oh the massacre... little mini Teddy Grahams throwing themselves into the food processor for my chocolate crust.

Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares
The crust is bears, sugar and melted butter. Place in 8x8 pan and bake off.

Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares
Part of the pumpkin/cream cheese mixture is blended with melted chocolate and then marbled into the mixture.

Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares
Pumpkin, cream cheese, chocolate...and little bears.

Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
I used organic pumpkin puree from Trader Joe's. These bars aren't on the top of my list, but you might want to try them if you like pumpkin and chocolate!

Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares
Walking the plank for my crust.
Thanks little guys!
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Eleganza Strings/ The DeLadurantey Family said... [Reply to comment]

I absolutely LOVE IT! You are too creatively funny!

I adore anything pumpkin!!!!!!!!

Rigby said... [Reply to comment]

How funny! Poor little bears! You are so creative!

Bumblebutton said... [Reply to comment]

Did you offer those sweet little bears a last meal--or was it just the promise of a nice pumpkin and chocolate bath? How funny! I'm sure they were a fine sub for those chocolate wafers--which are ridiculously expensive, anyway.

Linda said... [Reply to comment]

Mary- I really appreciate the award!! What a fun post with the teddy grahams... those cute little bears transformed into a gorgeous dessert!


Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

That picture of the bears walking the chopstick plank is too much! So funny....

Thanks so much for the award! I'm so flattered. I never in the world would have done this if it weren't for you. Thanks again!

Peabody said... [Reply to comment]

Oh I have so been craving pumpkin lately. This looks so very good.

Di said... [Reply to comment]

Okay, the bears walking the plank is absolutely hilarious! =) Nice job.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

These look wonderful! I love pumpkin and I love how you used Teddy Grahams. Your pictures are so cute!

Michelle H said... [Reply to comment]

Pumpkin and chocolate are amazing together. I can't wait to try this recipe.

P.S. Teddy Grahams are my favorite. :o)

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

I think I'm going to try this...I love pumpkin & chocolate! Those bears on the chopstick plank is hilarious!!

eatme_delicious said... [Reply to comment]

Omg wowow!! Love the pictures, love the bears in the crust, love the look of the bars.

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