Moist almost brownie like bars filled with pumpkin flavors and chocolate. Perfect flavors for fall that even pumpkin pie hater will find irresistible.
Keyword Pumpkin Chocolate Bars
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 35minutes
Total Time 45minutes
1TbspPumpkin Pie Spice
1/2TspFine Sea Salt
1CBrown SugarI used Imperial Sugar
1TspPure Vanilla Extract
1½ CSemisweet Chocolate chips
Cream Cheese Frosting
4 - 5 CPowdered Sugar
½Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
Make sure that all the ingredients are at room temperature before proceeding.
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking pan and set aside. In a medium bowl, mix the dry ingredients - flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and salt - together. Set aside.
Using an electric mixer, or spatula beat the butter until fluffy. Add the sugar and cream the butter and sugar until smooth. Add the egg and mix well. Mix in the vanilla. Add the pumpkin puree and mix well. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients using a spatula 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 (gooey chocolate) attached.
Transfer the pan to a cooling rack. Cool completely in pan. If frosting , spread the frosting evenly on top.
Cut into squares and serve.
Cream Cheese Frosting.
Bring the cream cheese and butter to room temperature.
Beat the butter until it is soft and increased in volume.
Add the softened cream cheese to the butter and beat until fluffy. Beat in the vanilla extract.
Add the powdered sugar in batches and mix in (lowest setting if using electric mixer) until the mix is shows soft peaks.
Use pumpkin puree and not pie filling mix.
To make your own pumpkin puree check out this recipe.
For detailed instructions go to https://oventales.com/chocolate-chip-pumpkin-bar/ .