Welcome to Kassi’s Surprise Birthday Party! Ami of AliLily: Pumpkin Round Up

We’re celebrating Kassi’s birthday by partying it up ALL MONTH LONG! Our first very special party guest (AND CO-PLANNER! This lady is THE best and has been SO much help to me!) is Miss Ami of AliLily! Here she is! 🙂


Hey y’all! It’s Ami from AliLily! I’m here today to SURPRISE our sweet Kassi for her birthday!!! Happy birthday, Kassi! You are such an inspiring blogger, a supportive and wonderful friend. I am so glad I have you in my life. I can’t wait till we meet in the “really REAL” world.

For your birthday Kassi, I made you some Pumpkin & Chocolate Cheesecake Bars! Now, I know you aren’t here to try it but girl, let me tell you….they are DELICIOUS!

Of course, I had to go with pumpkin, since it’s Kassi’s favorite!

So Kassi, what do you think? It is SO GOOD!

Here is the recipe! Now, you just gotta get Nate to make it for you! 😉

This is an easy recipe I found at Better Homes and Gardens

1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar or sweetener
1/3 cup butter, melted
2 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
1 3/4 cups sugar or sweetener
3 eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips (I used mini’s)
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/4 cups sour cream
1/4 cup sugar or sweetener
Grated fresh nutmeg and extra chips for decor

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with non stick spray. In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and 1/4 cup sugar. Stir in the 1/3 cup melted butter. Press mixture evenly into bottom of the prepared baking pan.

In a large bowl, combine cream cheese and the 1-3/4 cups sugar. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Beat in pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and salt on low speed just until combined. Remove 1-1/4 cups of the mixture.

In a small heavy saucepan, combine the 6 ounces chocolate and the 2 tablespoons butter. Cook and stir over low heat until melted. Whisk chocolate mixture into the 1-1/4 cups pumpkin mixture. Pour over crust, spreading evenly. Bake for 15 minutes.

Carefully pour the remaining pumpkin mixture over baked chocolate layer, spreading evenly. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes more or until filling is puffed and center is set. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes.

In a small bowl, combine sour cream and 1/4 cup sugar. Gently spread over bars. Cool completely. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours. Sprinkle with nutmeg and mini chocolate chips. Cut into bars.

Check out who helped me make Kassi’s Pumpkin and Chocolate Cheesecake Bars!!

I hope you had an amazing birthday yesterday. I hope you have an amazing birthday this month! You should call up your sister and ask her this “So Kayli, how did I FOIL your plans” LOL!!

I thought to create a Pumpkin yumminess round up for you, too. I hope you love the recipes I chose and I hope your readers love them too!

Truly Lovely readers, pin this list!! Pin it everywhere and all over. Spread the pumpkin yumminess!


1. Pumpkin Muffins with Chocolate Ganache from Truly Lovely 2. 3D Pumpkin Cookies from Glorious Treats 3. Rum Raisin Pumpkin Bread Pudding from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen 4. Pumpkin Mouse Shooters from Eat Yourself Skinny 5. Pumpkin better than…Cake from Something Swanky 6. Pumpkin Spice Woopie Pies from Katydid and Kid 7.Pumpkin Spice Mini Donuts from Dairy of Daves Wife 8. Pumpkin Dump Cake from Truly Lovely 9. Pumpkin Layer Cake from Homey Home Design 10. Pumpkin filled Cream Puffs from Life is a Party 11. Pumpkin and Chocolate Cheesecake Bars from AliLily

You may Pin this list in it’s entirety using the pin it button at the top. To Pin individual ideas included in this list please pin from the original source.

~Ami Allison


Isn’t she the best!?! I can’t thank her enough for all of her hard work, help, and support. So blessed to know such a sweet friend! And yes, pin pin pin!!! Happy Birthmonth Kassi!! The party rolls on! (;



  1. Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

    ACK!!! You sneaky girls!!! 🙂 I am SO SO pumped!!!!! Thanks SO much Ami and Kayli! Kayli… what did I do to foil your plans?
    And Ami, these sound AMAZING! Pumpkin and CHOCOLATE AND Cheesecake!?! You know me too well!!!!

  2. Yumm those all looks so good!

  3. Its so nice !

  4. This is so sweet!! Happy Birthday Kassi!! I hope you have an awesome birthday month! Oh, and yum by the way! Pumpkin and Chocolate Cheesecake bars! I’ll take two. 🙂

  5. Holy deliciousness! I want to try these!

  6. These look so yummy!! Happy Birthday Kassi!! Hope you have a great birthday month!

  7. Amy Brewer says:

    Those Pumpkin & Chocolate Cheesecake Bars look so delicious. I am going to have to try that recipe out for myself…yummy…

  8. I made this last night, and it was one of the most delicious things I’ve ever made! Great recipe, simple and so good. Only thing I need to figure out is how to keep the graham cracker crust crunchy. Anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks for sharing the recipe!


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