Monday, November 23, 2009

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

I'm pretty sure Debby Boone was referring to pumpkin and chocolate when she sang, "It can't be wrong, when it feels so right..."

{My apologies to those of you in your 20's...you'll need to google it.} ;)

Because I can't get enough pumpkin and pumpkin season is about to end, I give you...

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars
{recipe adapted from Everyday Food, Nov 2004}

2 c all-purpose flour (could use white whole wheat here)
1 & 1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp cloves
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp coarse salt
1 c unsalted butter, room temp
1 & 1/4 c sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla
1 c pumpkin puree
12 oz chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Line bottom and side of 13x9" pan with foil, leaving an overhang on all sides.

Whisk together the flour, spices, baking soda and salt.

Cream together the butter and sugar on medium-high until smooth. Beat in the egg & vanilla. Beat in the pumpkin puree (it will look curdled...do not worry).

Add the dry ingredients and mix on low just until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Using an offset spatula (or the back of a spoon), spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for about 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean (or with a few crumbs, not batter). Cool completely in the pan.

Lift the bars from the pan using the foil. Peel off the foil and cut into squares.

{They are delicious!!!}

Alright...bring on the gingerbread!!!


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46 comments:

  1. My husband LOVES brownies and I don't make them nearly enough... maybe if he's nice, he'll get a batch of these! Looks yummy!

    Ally

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  2. My two favorite things...pumpkin & chocolate. I'm definitely making these!

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  3. These sound really good! Oddly enough I like pumpkin but all I ever make with it is pie. Going to google Debby Boone now.....just kidding =)

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  4. They look amazing and I ilke that they are not all chocolate with some pumpkin thrown in.
    ~ingrid

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  5. Bridget!
    Is there just no end!
    One day I'm going to set my FLIP video camera and video my smile of enjoyment & expression of amazement as I read your yummy posts!
    Then I'll send you the video for you to see the impact you have on your adoring readers!
    It just never stops!
    I know your hubby & son adore YOU in the kitchen!
    Oh! The Debbie Boone song!
    CRACKIN ME UP!!!!
    Have not EVEN thought of that song in years...
    BUT NOW...
    cannot get it out of my head!!!
    XXOOXX

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  6. I love bars, and I love pumpkin, and chocolate chips aren't bad either! :) YUM!

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  7. So much better than pumpkin pie. I love pumpkin, but pumpkin pie is not always so good.
    Mimi

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  8. Yum! Funny you mentioned gingerbread - I just made my first ever gingerbread house yesterday :)

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  9. Hey I am in my 20's but I did not have to google it :P We're not all barbarians you know! lol.

    Those look amazing! My son is now jumping up and down behind me telling me how we HAVE to make these immediately!

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  10. Yum! Is it wrong that I want these for dinner tonight? They look fantastic.

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  11. how cool! you are a pumpkin queen! I made one thing this season from pumpkin and still haven't posted on it yet. running out of time :)

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  12. These look just like the pan cookies my friend's dad made when we were kids, but with pumpkin - I love it!

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  13. Are these at your house right now??? Save me one PLEASE!

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  14. These look perfect! Makes me want to jump right out of my chair and make a batch now.

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  15. mmmm....I have all the things to make this and my daughter looooves pumpkin cookies. These look easier and so tasty! we'll make them this week!

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  16. Oh my...those look AWESOME! I know what I'm doing with the rest of the pumpkin after Thanksgiving!

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  17. Am I the only person who has never bought whole nutmeg? I'm so glad you provided the picture of ingredients. Like Molly, I'm wondering if the pumpkin chocolate chip bars are at your house NOW. I'll be right over!

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  18. Woah...yes please; I'll take half of that pan. ;-)

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  19. Who in your family eats all this great stuff? I'm going to have to quit reading because it just gives me cravings!

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  20. wow i never thought of these 2 flavors together and i don't know why~thanks again cousin

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  21. Oh YUM!!! we both ended the season with a pumpkin recipe! LOL

    This sound DELCIOUS!!

    ~TidyMom

    Oh, and thanks for sticking that song in my head now! LOL

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  22. oooh - what a great idea! I will have to make them. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. DARN. I ahd my whole thanksgiving plan made out and now I read this I think I need to make them. They look irresistible.

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  24. OMGOSH! I am SO making this!!! DANGIT!!! The diet was supposed to start.... hmmm.... maybe Monday ;)

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  25. I should have made more than one batch of these. They were devoured in my house. Will be making them all season long. My thighs thank you, they are soooooo worth it...

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  26. I made these for a party and they came out great! I blogged about them on my website, check it out!

    http://engineeredcrafts.squarespace.com/

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  27. Hi there. Found this recipe via Pinterest. Made these tonight for my parents' anniversary and everyone LOVED them! They were sooooo yummy! Will definitely be making again! Thank you for sharing this recipe!!!!

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  28. Yum! I am going to make these today for my mom's Autumn/Halloween Party Lite open house and I am sure they will be a great success! Can't wait to try them! :-)

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  29. These look so yummy! I can't wait to try them.

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  30. Well that's just great – now I'm gonna have a Debby Boone earworm all day. Being OCD sucks sometimes.

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  31. These look amazing, I'll be featuring them tomorrow on my blog www.trilogyedibles.com for great pumpkin recipes from around the web!

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  32. Kim @ The Celebration ShoppeOctober 26, 2011 at 9:11 AM

    Oh my YUM! Consider yourself "pinned!" ;)

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  33. I know I'm way late, but these are delicious! I made them in mini muffin tins and baked at 350 for about 20-22 minutes. Next time I will increase the spices a little bit, but I loved that they weren't too sweet and had good pumpkin flavor. Yum!

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  34. These are SO good! Made them last night, and I think if anything, I'd reduce the sugar to just a cup. There is plenty of pumpkin and the chocolate chips add plenty of sweetness. I didn't have allspice to I put in a dash of pumpkin pie spice and it was perfect!

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  36. Made these today! Having trouble waiting for them to cool!! Smells great in our house.

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  37. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I made these and they are delicious! I used one tsp of pumpkin pie spice ( instead of all of the individual spices) with an additional 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. They are perfect.

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  38. do you have to use the foil in the pan? is there a reason for not just using a glass dish with cooking spray?

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  39. Right below these squares it says that I made them last night and they are delicious, I NEVER WROTE THAT !

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  40. These were excellent!

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