Friday, October 5, 2012

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

How about another pumpkin recipe this week? These pumpkin bars are really more cake-like than most bar recipes. The chocolate chips lend a little sweetness and complements the pumpkin flavor very well.

Here's what you need:

3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks), melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup pumpkin puree (I used canned pumpkin)
1 teas vanilla
1 1/2 cup white wheat flour
1 teas cinnamon
1 teas pumpkin pie spice
3/4 teas baking powder
1/2 teas salt
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans

In a mixing bowl, combine the melted butter and brown sugar. Stir in the egg, pumpkin, and vanilla.

In another bowl, mix the flour, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder and salt together. Stir into the pumpkin mixture and mix well. Fold in the chocolate chips and pecans.

Spread into a greased 9x13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool and cut into squares.

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