Sunday, September 26, 2010

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Spice Bars

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip 
Spice Bars
*****

I think the name of this recipe says it all!
Yum!!


Ingredients

2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 package {12 oz.} semi-sweet chocolate chips

Makes: 24 bars

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Line a 9 x 13 pan with foil.
You want it to overlap on all sides.


In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, pie spice, baking soda, and salt.


Set aside and get ready for the good stuff:).


With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until sweet and smooth. 
Add egg and vanilla until combined.
I ran out of pure vanilla, but imitation works just fine!


Now, add the pumpkin puree.
The mixture should appear curdled...so don't worry!


Slowly add in the dry ingredients...who have been waiting patiently to join the party:).
Mix until just combined.


Fold in the chocolate chips...my favorite!
Spread the batter evenly into your prepared dish.
Bake until edges begin to pull away from the sides or a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean with just a few moist crumbs attached. 
This should take 35-40 minutes.

Make sure to let the cake cool completely.
Next, just lift it out of the pan, remove foil and cut into 24 perfect squares. 


Enjoy a scrumptious Fall treat!

Original recipe from Martha.
If you don't have pumpkin pie spice, you can make it!
Just mix together:
 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
 3/4 tsp. ginger
 1/2 tsp.nutmeg
 1/2 tsp ground all spice
  1/2 tsp. ground cloves

~Julia

Sharing this delicious recipe here.

17 comments:

Jessica said...

Just hopped over from Tater Tots and Jello! :)Looks delicious! I just started a craft/creative blog (today!) and it's so fun to look around and see what everyone's making. Thanks for the yummy inspiration!

Jessica
http://craftily-ever-after.blogspot.com

Leslie said...

oh so yummy...when i was growing up my mom used to make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. these seem very similar!

Cheyenne said...

Looks so tasty---have you ever frozen these? Anything with pumpkin seems so 'fall like..'

I LOVE your chocolate chips in that jar and I LOVE your blog (seriously, it's one of my very favorite's to visit...it's calming!)

THE OLD GEEZER said...

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God Bless You ~Ron

Brittany@Love Stitched said...

Hello :) these look Sooooo yummy! I am having a recipe linky every Tuesday from today - Halloween and would LOVE for you to come over today and link this recipe up!!

http://lovestitched.blogspot.com/2010/09/week-1-halloween-recipes-and-linky.html

thanks!

Aurora said...

Your blog is soooo beautiful!!! And this recipe looks amazing, of course! Thanks for sharing!

Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup said...

Yum! Those look so good!

Van said...

Wow, LOVE your gorgeous, detailed close ups of everything. These look beautiful! Love your blog, I'll be back for more :)

northern cottage said...

oh my - yum! Those look so fabulous. I love that you did a photo outside...makes me even hungrier for them.

mmmmm

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Julia, These look so good! I can not wait to try them - TFS. Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase Party, I have featured this here:
http://www.bystephanielynn.com/2010/09/clean-mama-printables-winners-sunday.html#comments

Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Julia said...

Thank you so much for all of your lovely comments:) I appreciate them so much! Cheyenne, I think these bars would freeze wonderfully! That is a great idea...I love to have things in the freezer for unexpected guests:).

~Julia

Laurie said...

These look wonderful!!! Can't wait to make them! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

rebecca said...

mmmmmmm....these look so yummy and your blog is so fun. bookmarking it rught now

nancycreative said...

Wow, those bars look so yummy!

Anonymous said...

These are baking right now and my house smells delish! Thank you for the recipe! Can't wait to taste them. :)

Tara Sasser said...

I made this yesterday for our small group, wow they were incredible! Thank you and Happy Fall : )

Judy said...

It looks like you used the large size can of pumpkin, right? Cant wait to try it!

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