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Monday, September 24, 2012

Secret Recipe Club: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip BarsEven though it is still quite warm here in Houston, it is still time to break out the pumpkin no matter what the thermometer says. I instantly gravitated to this recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars from Loving Life for the Secret Recipe Club this month. The bars were perfect for packing in Miss F's lunch and for snacking on around the house while we pretended that the leaves were turning. At least the fall has brought the return of football, so Go Coogs! Go Texans! and Hail to the Redskins!  Be sure to check out all the great recipes shared in this month's exchange. 
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon allspice
½ teaspoon ginger
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
1 cup butter softened
1 ¼ cups sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Line bottom and sides of a 9 x 13 pan with foil, leaving an overhang on all sides. Spray with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar till smooth. Add egg and vanilla and beat till combined. Add pumpkin puree. Mixture will appear curdled. Reduce speed to low and add in dry ingredients. Stir in chocolate chips.

Spread batter evenly in pan. Bake until edges pull away from the sides of pan and toothpick inserted comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached, 35-40 minutes. Cool completely in pan. When cool, lift bars out with foil. Fold foil down and use a serrated knife to cut into 24 bars.




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18 comments:

Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel said...

Yesss!!! Love pumpkin! It's never too early.... I'm in Mississippi where its also still in the 90s, and I broke out the pumpkin weeks ago!! ;)

Gingered Whisk said...

Yum! These look great! And I agree, no matter what the thermostat says, when the calendar says Pumpkin, you pumpkin!

Megan @ Cooking Whims said...

These sound so great! It's definitely time to whip out the pumpkin no matter what temp it is out there!

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie said...

I've been spending so much time baking and cooking with sweet potato I have almost forgotten about pumpkin. These are a great way to use it too.

Kirstin said...

Hi,

Glad you liked these...they are yummy and quite addicting...of course anything coupled with pumpkin and choc. chips is addicting. Our leaves here in the PNW are beginning to turn colors, even though for us we've been experiencing a prolonged summer. No complaints from me (C:

Thanks for sharing.

Melissa said...

Pumpkin and chocolate is one of my favorite flavor combinations for fall. These bars look delicious...great pick!! Thanks for sharing :)

shari@myjudythefoodie said...

looks a lot like the entry I used for this month's SRC. YUMMY. Fellow Group D member

withoutadornment said...

Yum! These bars look delicious! Chocolate and pumpkin go so well together!

Avril said...

First of all - adorable name for your blog....LOVE it! Second of all - fabulous pick for SRC! YUM to pumpkin and chocolate chips together in one place!

Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies said...

A perfect fall treat! Great SRC pick!

Amy CookingAdventures said...

Delicious~ I LOVE pumpkin and chocolate chips!

Medeja said...

Looks and sounds like autumn.. and the color of these bars is just amazing!

Kitchen Ninja said...

I love any recipe with pumpkin, no matter what the weather!

SnoWhite said...

Wow! Can't wait to try these.

Jocelyn said...

Yum! Those bars look great! I love all things pumpkin and chocolate! Great SRC post!!!

Baking Addict said...

These look amazing! I've just come back from the States and brought 2 cans of pumpkin back with me! Bookmarking to try.

nicole @ I am a Honey Bee said...

perfect fall recipe!

Baking Addict said...

Hi again, I've just made these and they are amazing!! I've added a link back to your blog :) http://themorethanoccasionalbaker.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/pumpkin-chocolate-chip-bars.html

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