We love the blog Two Peas and Their Pod. It’s one of the first places we go for recipe inspiration. The recipes are simple, straightforward, and packed with flavor. We’re totally making these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars for our next fall get-together:
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars
What You Need:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice (don’t have any? learn how to make a substitute here.)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
What You Do:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking pan and set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
- With a stand or electric mixer, cream butter and sugar on medium-high speed until smooth; beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Add pumpkin puree and mix well. The mixture will look somewhat curdled. Reduce speed to low, and mix in dry ingredients until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake bars for 35-40 minutes or until edges begin to pull away from sides of pan and a toothpick inserted in center comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached.
- Cool bars completely in pan. Cut into squares and serve. Yields 24 bars.
Recipe from Martha Stewart