Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

Staff Writer
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

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

12
Servings
445
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
12 bars

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
  • 1 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.
 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
25g
38%
Sugar
37g
N/A
Saturated Fat
15g
75%
Cholesterol
56mg
19%
Protein
4g
9%
Carbs
57g
19%
Vitamin A
295µg
33%
Vitamin C
1mg
1.6%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.8mg
4.1%
Vitamin K
6µg
8%
Calcium
28mg
3%
Fiber
3g
12%
Folate (food)
15µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
69µg
17%
Folic acid
32µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
13%
Magnesium
43mg
11%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
7%
Phosphorus
80mg
11%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
183mg
5%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
10%
Sodium
118mg
5%
Sugars, added
36g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
12.5%
Trans
0.6g
N/A
Zinc
0.7mg
4.8%

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