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These Homemade Bars are Filled With Fall Flavors and Colors

These homemade cheesecake squares by lifestyle blog Chocolate Covered Katie offer a seasonal spin on a popular dessert by adding pumpkin puree to give the bars a sweet squash taste. These treats would be ideal to bring to any party or family gathering during the festive autumn season.

Not only are these cheesecake bars delicious-looking, they're also healthy and vegan. Rather than using dairy cream cheese, the recipe calls for a lactose free cream cheese by brands such as Daiya. Added to the dairy-free cream cheese is pumpkin puree, maple syrup, cinnamon, stevia, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla and GMO-free cornstarch. The pureed pumpkin mixture can be made into bars on its own or set overtop of a crust of your choice. Once the bars are baked they taste like a healthier pumpkin-infused cream cheesecake.