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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

Perfect for fall parties, make some pumpkin chocolate chip bars anytime you have a craving for pumpkin spice. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bars, pumpkin, sweet bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 12 bars
Author Ang Paris

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted softened butter
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven 350-degrees.  Line the bottom and sides of a 9x13 baking pan with foil so that it overhangs on all sides of the pan.  This will allow you to pop it right out of the pan and you don't even need to grease it.
  • In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter.  Beat in the egg and vanilla until combined, then add in the pumpkin.  At this point, the mixture does not look appetizing - in fact, it looks like you did something wrong - but don't worry, it will come together and be ok. 
  • Mix in the dry ingredients until the mixture is creamy but thick. 
  • Fold in the chocolate chips - I like using the milk and semisweet, but dark and white chocolate chips together would be tasty, too.
  • Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. Bake for about 35-40 minutes until the sides start to pull away from the sides. Cool completely in the pan, then refrigerate overnight – still in the pan.