Chocolate Pumpkin Chess Squares

One of my all-time favorite recipes on the blog are these Chess Squares. Silly, right? They are super easy to make – but just so delicious! I seriously could sit down and eat a whole pan. (Yes, I am totally speaking from experience.) I have been craving chocolate-y pumpkin flavors all week, so I decided to make a “holiday” version of the Cheesecake Chess Squares. Turns out, they are almost better than the original!

Serves: 10-12

Chocolate Pumpkin Chess Squares

15 minPrep Time

50 minCook Time

1 hr, 5 Total Time

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  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Combine cake mix, butter and one egg to form a soft dough.
  3. Spread it into the bottom of a greased 9x13-inch baking pan.
  4. Then mix the powdered sugar, cream cheese, pumpkin and one egg until smooth.
  5. Pour over top of the crust.
  6. Bake for 40-50 minutes until the edges start to turn a golden brown.
  7. Take them out and you can serve them warm, or let them cool off and serve them cold.

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