Sunday, November 20, 2011

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars
From Bake at 350
By Erin at Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp cloves
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp  salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 bag chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Prepare a 13x9 pan.

Mix together the flour, spices, baking soda and salt. (You could use 2 tsp pumpkin pie instead of all the spices if you had it).

Cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Add in the egg & vanilla. Beat in the pumpkin puree.  (It will look chunky and gross, but don't worry, that is what it is supposed to look like).

Add the in the flour mixture, and stir until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Spread the batter into your pan. Bake for about 35-40 minutes.   A toothpick will come out mostly clean.  Cool completely in pan before cutting.