Chocolate-Chip Pumpkin Bars

Caitlin and I love our pumpkin treats.  And when they’re bite-size and full of chocolate-chips, well, they’re just that much better!

Chocolate-Chip Pumpkin Bars

PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 40 minutes
YIELD: Makes 18 bars

6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 egg
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup semisweet chocolate-chip


1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease a 13 x 9 -inch baking pan.

2.  Cream the butter and brown sugar in a medium bowl.  Add the vanilla, baking powder, salt, spices, and egg.  Mix well.  Add the pumpkin puree and mix again.  Add the flour, chocolate chips, and stir until well-mixed.

3.  Pour into the pan.  Use a spatula to make sure the batter is evenly distributed.  Bake for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool on a wire rack, then serve!


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