Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars
Staff Writer

Better than brownies, these bars are a delicious combination of the beloved pumpskin spice and chocolate. 

12
Servings
318
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

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Ingredients

  • 2  Cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1  Tablespoon  pumpkin pie spice
  • 1  Teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1  Cup  unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4  Cup  sugar
  • large egg
  • 2  Teaspoons  vanilla extract
  • 1  Cup  canned pumpkin purée
  • One  12-ounce package semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line the bottom and sides of a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on all sides. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, pie spice, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

With an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until smooth; beat in the egg and vanilla until well combined. Beat in the pumpkin purée (mixture may appear curdled). Reduce speed to low, and mix in dry ingredients until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. Bake until the edges begin to pull away from the sides of the pan and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached, about 35-40 minutes. Cool completely in the pan before serving.
 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
54g
42%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
130µg
19%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
38mg
4%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
93µg
23%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
19mg
6%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
69mg
10%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
184mg
12%
Water
20g
1%

Pumpkin Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Pumpkin Cooking Tip

Vegetable should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.